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US flies bombers near North Korea, ready to attack with ‘deadly force’

The United States on Sunday flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula, a warning sign to North Korea after Pyongyang’s recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).
The bombers took off from a U.S. air base in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise
The B-1B flight was in direct response to the missile test and the previous July 3 launch of the “Hwansong-14” rocket.
“North Korea remains the most urgent threat to regional stability,” Pacific Air Forces commander General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy said in the statement.
“If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing”.
The U.S. has in the past used overflights of the supersonic B1-B “Lancer” bomber as a show of force in response to North Korean missile or nuclear tests.
North Korea had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland.

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