The US B-1B strategic bombers flew over South Korea today as part of an air show designed to intimidate North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un. The supersonic bombers, which cost more than a quarter of a billion each, flew low over Seoul Air Base for eight minutes. The brazen show of force follows weeks of bellicose rhetoric from Kim and Trump, who threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if force to do so.
Trump is amassing warships in the region, including aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, amid fears Kim may test another nuclear weapon or ballistic missile. US war drills were ramped up this week as warships fired a barrage of shells into the sky during joint exercises with South Korea. Today Trump showcased his air capability, with his bombers conducting air-to-surface missile firing drills before appearing at the airshow in Seoul. READ MORE