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North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drills

The US has conducted a joint military exercise with South Korea, flying two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula. The B-1B combat bombers were joined by two South Korean F-15K fighter jets, and carried out air-to-ground missile drills off South Korean waters. It comes amid heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme. Pyongyang conducted its sixth nuclear test, and launched two missiles over Japan, in recent months. The bombers took off from the US Pacific territory of Guam on Tuesday night, before entering South Korean airspace and conducting…

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US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers have flown close to North Korea’s east coast in a show of force, the Pentagon says. The move is to demonstrate that President Donald Trump has a “range of military options to defeat any threat”, spokeswoman Dana White said. The US and North Korea have ramped up their rhetoric recently. At the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump said that he would “totally destroy” North Korea if the US was forced to defend itself or its allies. “This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] any US…

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