(12.09.16) Two United States Air Force B-1B Lancers conducted a "show of force" low level training flight over South Korea.
The two B-1s launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam where they are currently based on detachment. They then conducted training with the Japanese Air Self Defense Force before conducted low level flights neas Osan Airbase in South Korea. The flights over Korea were alongside Republic of Korea F-15s and US Air Force F-16s.
Admiral Harry B. Harris Jnr, Commander US Pacific Command is quoted in this statement:-
"These flights demonstrate the solidarity between South Korea, the United States, and Japan to defend against North Korea's provocative and destabilizing actions. "North Korea continues to blatantly violate its international obligations, threatening the region through an accelerating program of nuclear tests and unprecedented ballistic missile launches that no nation should tolerate. U.S. joint military forces in the Indo-Asia-Pacific are always ready to defend the American homeland. We stand resolutely with South Korea and Japan to honor our unshakable alliance commitments and to safeguard security and stability."