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US bombers drill near South Korea DMZ in show of force

08 Juillet 2017

Some experts say that the trajectory of Tuesday's launch could put Alaska and possibly the Pacific Northwest within North Korea's strike range, as Pyongyang claims that the newly developed missile can carry a large nuclear warhead and is capable of striking the USA mainland.

The B-1B bombers conducted the live-fire exercise at a range in South Korea's eastern Gangwon province, dropping weapons in a simulated attack on a missile launcher, the South Korean air force said in a statement.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told officials to "frequently send big and small "gift packages" to the Yankees", CNN reported.

THAAD interceptors are positioned in Guam which are meant to help guard against a missile attacks, such as one from North Korea.

This is the second "show of force" by the United States military since the July 4 North Korea test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a first for the rogue, communist regime.

The Pilsung Range is located in the center of South Korea and is jointly operated by the USA and South Korean air forces, CNN reported.

Both Russia and China have called for North Korea to end its push to be a nuclear power, according to BBC.

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North Korea's missile launch saw their dreaded ICBM fly into the Sea of Japan, after being in the air for more than half an hour.

The Australian government is bolstering its weaponry and military forces in response in part to the "growing threat posed by ballistic and cruise missile capability" and their proliferation in the Indo-Pacific and Middle East regions, the Department of Defense said in a 2016 report.

North Korea claimed through the KCNA Wednesday that the Hwasong-14 was capable of carrying a "large-sized heavy nuclear warhead", adding the launch had successfully tested atmospheric re-entry technology.

In a joint statement, President Trump and the leaders of the two other countries said they would "never accept" a nuclear-armed North Korea.

"U.S. bombers and Republic of Korea fighters are just two of many lethal military options at our disposal", said Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, U.S. Forces Korea deputy commander.

"Together, we are facing the threat of the reckless and brutal regime in North Korea", Trump said at the White House. "So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!"

US bombers drill near South Korea DMZ in show of force