U.S. Fifth-Generation Fighters, Strategic Bombers Conduct Show of Force with Allies in Response to North Korea Missile Launch
U.S. Fifth-Generation Fighters, Strategic Bombers Conduct Show of Force with Allies in Response to North Korea Missile Launch A B-1B Lancer prepares for takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Peninsula, Aug. 31, 2017. The B-1Bs along with U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35Bs, made contact with two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15J fighters over waters near Kyushu, and were joined by four South Korean F-15 fighters over the Korean Peninsula. This mission is in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate range ballistic missile launch and emphasizes the combined ironclad commitment to regional allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. J.T. May III)
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