KOREA SUICIDE Donald Trump set to send B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS to South Korea after North fires missiles at Japan and US warns of ‘overwhelming’ response. Secretary of Defence James Mattis said the US “remains steadfast in its commitment” to the defence of its allies. DONALD Trump is reportedly planning to send nuclear bombers to the Korean peninsula as tensions in the region reach breaking point. North Korea and the US have been teetering on the brink of war for months after Kim Jong-un carried out a series of controversial missile launches.
B-52 bombers are built to carry payloads of nuclear bombs
Earlier this week, trigger-happy Kim pushed his luck once more when he fired off four ballistic missiles into the seas near Japan.
Now US military chiefs are reportedly planning to fly in B-1 and B-52 bombers – built to carry nuclear bombs – to show America has had enough, according to the Korea Times. Kim Jong-un has stressed ‘a need for preparation for a fight’
South Korea and the US have also started their annual Foal Eagle military exercise sending a strong warning to North Korea over its actions. A military official said 300,000 South Korean troops and 15,000 US personnel are taking part in the operation.
North Korea state media shows four ballistic missiles fired into the sea in latest test launch. The USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class supercarrier, will join the Foal Eagle exercise after departing from San Diego.
The nuke-powered aircraft carrier will carry dozens of fighter jets, early warning aircraft and anti-sub craft.
It will be accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and two Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Trump sees North Korea as his number one overseas challenge
From the US Marine Corps in Japan, F-35B stealth fighters will be deployed to the peninsula for the first time. “An F-35B is capable of evading anti-aircraft radar and making preemptive strikes,” a military official said.
North Korea repeatedly protests that both Foal Eagle and Key Resolve are rehearsals for invasion.
Pyongyang’s Korea Central News Agency reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has stressed “a need for preparation for a fight”.
He listed guidelines to strike South Korea and the US “mercilessly”.
By Jon Lockett
9th March 2017, 1:10 pm Updated: 10th March 2017, 11:04 am