Close  

US B-52 nuclear bomber flies over South Korea in show of force

/ 11:37 AM January 10, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — A powerful U.S. B-52 bomber has flown over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea’s fourth nuclear test.

ADVERTISEMENT

The long-range bomber, which is capable of delivering nuclear weapons, could be seen flying Sunday over Osan Air Force Base south of Seoul.

North Korea will likely see the landing as a threat.

FEATURED STORIES

Any hint of American nuclear power enrages Pyongyang, which links its own pursuit of atomic weapons to what it sees as past nuclear-backed moves by the United States to topple its authoritarian government.

After North Korea’s third nuclear test in 2013, the U.S. also sent its most powerful warplanes to drills with South Korea.

RELATED STORIES

US bombers enter China’s claimed air defense zone
Koreas slide into Cold War standoff after nuke test by North

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: B-52, H-bomb, Hydrogen Bomb, news, North korea, nuclear test, Osan Air Force Base, Seoul, South korea
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.