The U.S. Air Force flew bombers and fighter escorts farther north of the demilitarized zone than at any point this century to send “a clear message” to North Korea, a Pentagon spokesperson said Saturday.
The Air Force flew B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, earlier Saturday in international airspace over waters east of North Korea.
Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said the flight underscores “the seriousness with which we take DPRK’s reckless behavior.”
“This mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the president has many military options to defeat any threat,” White added. “North Korea’s weapons program is…