US supersonic bombers fly over Korean peninsula in 'show of force' despite Kim Jong-Un's threats to shoot them down
Two US B-1 bombers carried out a training exercise with Japanese and South Korean military planes
THE US has flown two bomber jets over the Korean peninsula in a "show of force" as tensions over the North Korean nuke crisis reach boiling point.
Two US B-1 bombers carried out a training exercise on Tuesday with Japanese and South Korean military aircraft.
A US B1-B bomber takes off from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam yesterday ahead of the Korean manoeuvres
Six military planes took part in a drill over the Sea of Japan, Yonhap news agency said.
The two bombers carried out air-to-ground missile drills in waters off the east coast of South Korea, then flew over the South to waters between it and China to repeat the drill.
The South Korean military said this was part of a regular exercise to bolster military defenses and also to display the alliance between the United States and South Korea.
US Air Force Major Patrick Applegate said: "Flying and training at night with our allies in a safe, effective manner is an important capability shared between the US, Japan and the Republic of Korea and hones the tactical prowess of each nations' aviators."