The bombers involved were from Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base.
September has seen a significant ratcheting up of already sky-high tensions with North Korea.
The source went on to claim that Chinese and Russian engineers have been lending their expertise to the DPRK at North Korea’s Nampo Naval Shipyard, in North Korea’s manufacturing capital.
She also said that the USA wants to be responsible and undergo diplomatic method but North Korea is behaving “recklessly and irresponsible”.
Such shows of force tend to build upon one another, with everyone trying to one-up one another on such activity.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who was due to address the U.N.in NY on Tuesday, spoke by phone to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday, with the White House saying the two men were committed to “maximizing pressure on North Korea”.
Germany’s foreign minister is calling for direct talks with North Korea in the standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.
He did confirm that he had discussed the option of putting tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea, an idea rejected by South Korea’s President last week.
According to Nishimura, Abe told Netanyahu that North Korea poses an unprecedented threat to the worldwide community and it is essential to fully enforce the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions, including the new sanctions, to place pressure on the country like never before.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told CNN this weekend she’s comfortable handing over the situation to Defense Secretary James Mattis and the Pentagon.
North Korea also test-launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, proving the country theoretically could strike the continental US with a missile.
Even a limited strike – on, say, a North Korean missile on its launchpad or a missile in midair – would pose risks that the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, might retaliate, setting off a spiral of escalation that could plunge the Korean peninsula into war.
The Xinhua report did not link the exercises to the ongoing tensions over North Korea, which are expected to dominate the United Nations General Assembly in NY later on Tuesday.
The news network also reported the USA was looking at the potential for a covert cyberattack aimed at North Korea. “And we all know that, and none of us want that”.
Japanese media outlets are reporting that North Korea is clandestinely building a nuclear-powered submarine that they hope to have operational by 2020.