U.S. says it sent B-2 stealth bombers over South Korea UPDATESubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 03:52
UPDATE: At 6:40 PM ET, CBS news reported Kim has given orders to rocket and missile commanders to fire on US targets, in retaliation for our B-2 flights into South Korea.
By Jethro Mullen, CNN | Thu March 28, 2013
(CNN) -- The United States said Thursday it sent stealth bombers to South Korea to participate in annual military exercises amid spiking tensions with North Korea.
The B-2 Spirit bombers flew more than 6,500 miles from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to South Korea, dropping inert munitions there as part of the exercises, before returning to the U.S. mainland, the U.S Forces in Korea said in a statement.
The mission by the planes, which can carry both conventional and nuclear weapons, "demonstrates the United States' ability to conduct long range, precision strikes quickly and at will," the statement said.
[This is one of the most dangerously provocative acts this country could commit. The only thing more dangerous would be to use WMDs on North Korea, as "collateral damage" will surely occur in Russia and China. Take a look at a map of North Asia, if you doubt my judgement.
Besides, we have only 21 of the aircraft. Russia and China have both demonstrated stealth fighters; the Russian aircraft, in particular, has been reported to a be a match for the F-22.]