Nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers fly over South Korea in ‘deterrence’ message to North Korea
South Korea said a B-52 bomber will fly over South Korea on Tuesday for the second time in March as part of the U.S. effort to send a signal to North Korea after it threatened preemptive nuclear strikes.
“Just having the B-52 near the Korean peninsula and pass through means that the U.S. nuclear umbrella can be provided whenever necessary,” South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min Seok told reporters in Seoul, declining to disclose Tuesday’s flight time. The bombers carry air-to-ground missiles with a range of up to 3,000 kilometres and “are believed to deliver nuclear warheads,” he said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)