Japan says jet fighters conducted drills with U.S. aircraft over East China Sea

The joint drill comes as South Korea braces for a possible further missile test by North Korea as it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region. The exercise involved two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flying from Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam, which were joined by two Japanese F-15 jet fighters.

Japan, US aircaft drill over East China Sea

Japanese F-15 fighter jets on Saturday conducted an air exercise with U.S. B1-B bombers in the skies above the East China Sea, Japan's Air Self Defence Force said. The joint drill comes as South Korea braces for a possible further missile test by North Korea as it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region.

U.S. heavy bombers link up with ASDF for training amid North Korea tensions


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U.S. Air Force B-1B heavy bombers from Guam linked up with fighter jets from the Air Self-Defense Force on Saturday for the latest training drill between the two militaries amid soaring tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The two B-1Bs from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam trained over the East China Sea with two ASDF F-15 fighters based in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

US, South Korea fly bombers over Korean Peninsula

The US and South Korea have staged a joint show of force over the Korean Peninsula, two days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. Two US B-1B bombers, four South Korean F-15 fighter jets and four US F-35B fighter jets took part in the joint US-South Korean exercise, an official with the South Korean Air Force told CNN.

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

In this image released by the U.S, Air Force, a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepares for takeoff from Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct a sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean F-15 and Koku Jieitai F-2 fighter jets, July 7, 2017. In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific Ocean March 10, 2017.

Us B-1 bombers ready if called upon

Shortly after tweeting the US military was "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely," President Donald Trump returned to Twitter on Friday to emphasize his point by retweeting images of US B-1 bombers currently stationed in Guam. Featuring a series of photos depicting B-1B Lancers deployed to the US territory, the tweet from US Pacific Command said: "B-1B Lancer #bombers on Guam stand ready to fulfill USFK's #FightTonight mission if called upon to do so."

Guama s residents concerned but have faith in US military

In this March 7, 2003 file photo, a B-1B Lancer bomber, left, taxies past a B-52 shortly after landing at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island.

The Latest: Nuke expert doubts North Korea could attack Guam

In this July 28, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea was the main concern cited in the "white paper" approved by Japan's Cabinet on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2017, less than two weeks after the North test-fired its second ICBM.

N. Korea threatens preemptive strike on Guam as tensions rise

North Korea says it's "carefully examining" plans for launching a preemptive strike against Guam, hours after the Trump administration warned the rogue nation to drop its threats against the United States or face "fire and fury." North Korea said it's studying a plan to create an "enveloping fire" around the U.S. territory, home to Andersen Air Force Base.

Trump warns NKorea of ‘fire and fury’ as nuke threat worsens

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US bombers fly over South Korea after North’s 2nd ICBM test

In this photo released by Japan Air Self Defense Force, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, top, fly with a Japan Air Self Defense Force F-2 fighter jet over Japan's southern island of Kyushu, just south of the Korean Peninsula, during a Japan-U.S. joint exercise Sunday, July 30, 2017. Japan's Defense Ministry reported the U.S. supersonic bombers flown from the Anderson Air Force Base in Guam conducted a joint exercise with South Korean Air Force over the Korean Peninsula later in the day.

The Latest: Abe, Trump agree to action against North Korea

In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber, left, flies with South Korean F-15K fighter jets over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Sunday, July 30, 2017. The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.

US bombers fly over Korean peninsula a in direct responsea to North Koreaa s missile test new

The U.S. flew two bombers over the Korean peninsula Saturday in a show of force "in direct response" to North Korea's announcement that it conducted another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said. Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, under the command of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined their South Korean and Japanese counterparts in a sequenced bilateral mission, according to a press release.

Minot AFB B-52s return home from Guam

Submitted Photo A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress taxis on the runway at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, Dec. 17, shown in this Air Force photo. Three B-52s from Minot Air Force Base deployed to Andersen for a short-term deployment to conduct local training sorties in the U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility.

Us B-1 bombers fly over South Korea

Four days after North Korea's fifth and possibly most powerful nuclear weapons test, the US Air Force responded with a show of force on Tuesday, flying two powerful B-1 bombers over South Korea. North Korea claimed Friday's test showed it had a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on ballistic missiles, a possibility that increases fears for US allies in the region and also poses a threat to US bases in South Korea, Japan and Guam.