In a show of force, the US will mobilize a B-1B strategic bomber for air maneuvers with South Korea

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Pyongyang called the joint drills, dubbed “Storm Watcher” an “aggressive and provocative military exercise targeting” North Korea, and threatened that North Korea Washington and Seoul “will pay the most horrible price in history” if they continue

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In a show of force, the US will deploy a B-1B strategic bomber to air exercises with South Korea

The US will mobilize a B-1B strategic bomber for air exercises with South Korea. (AP)

A B-1B strategic bomber The US will participate this Saturday in the air maneuvers deployed jointly with South Korea, an official from the South Korean Ministry of Defense told AFP. p>

This announcement is a show of force after the launch of some thirty ballistic missiles this week by South Korea. North, one of which fell into South Korean territorial waters.

United States and South KoreaThey believe that this volley of fire could culminate in a nuclear test by North Korea, the first since 2017, so they decided to extend these exercises by one day.

A ministry official told AFP that a B-1B strategic bomber from the United States Air Force will participate this Saturday in the last day of these exercises baptized as < b>Storm Watcher, which initially had to take place between Monday and Friday.

In a show of force, the US will mobilize a strategic bomber to fly to South Korea. gico B-1B to air maneuvers with South Korea

Although the B-1B is no longer equipped with nuclear weapons, the US Air Force defines it as “the backbone of America's long-range bombers” that can strike anywhere in the world. (REUTERS)

The communist regime led by Kim Jong-Un multiplied its military activity this week in protest at these aerial exercises, the largest ever carried out by Seoul and Washington, with hundreds of planes mobilized by each side.

Experts point out that Pyongyang is especially irritated by these maneuvers since the air force is one of the weak points of its army, which lacks cutting-edge aircraft and properly trained pilots.

Even Thus, Seoul launched dozens of fighters after detecting the mobilization of 180 North Korean planes.

In the past, the communist country was especially annoyed with the deployment of this type of US strategic weaponsuch as B-1B bombers or aircraft carriers, usually deployed to the area in times of high tension.

Although the B-1B is no longer equipped with nuclear weapons, the US Air Force defines it as “the backbone of America's long-range bombers” that can strike anywhere in the world

In a show of force, the US will deploy a B-1B strategic bomber to air exercises with South Korea

The communist regime led by Kim Jong-Un multiplied its military activity this week in protest at these air exercises, the largest ever carried out by Seoul and Washington, with hundreds of planes mobilized by each side. (REUTERS)

Storm Watcher” is the largest combined air exercise of South Korea and the US since 2017 and includes the mobilization of F-15, F-16, EA-18G fighters (the version of the F-18 adapted for electronic warfare scenarios), F-35A and F-35B, which unlike the F-35A can perform short takeoffs and vertical takeoffs and landings.

It is the first time that the Pentagon has flown F-35B units into South Korean territory, a factor that may have especially infuriated Pyongyang, which on Tuesday already threatened to respond forcefully to these war games.< /p>

Pyongyang called the joint air drills, dubbed “Watchman Storm” an “aggressive and provocative military exercise targeting” North Korea, and has threatened to that Washington and Seoul “will pay the most horrible price in history” if they continue.

(With information from AFP)

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