Connect with us

Europe

US flies supersonic bombers in response to North Korea’s new ICBM launch

News Agencies

Published

on

The U.S. military on Saturday responded to recent missile launches from North Korea by flying two supersonic bombers alongside South Korean and Japanese warplanes.

North Korea on Friday drew international ire after it test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable (ICBM) of carrying multiple nuclear warheads and with a range that could reach anywhere on the U.S.’s mainland.

The U.S. and its regional allies condemned the move and accused Pyongyang of attempting to destabilize the region as it looks to bolster its nuclear program and gain geopolitical prowess though its military advancements.

Advertisement

NORTH KOREA TEST LAUNCHES BALLISTIC MISSILE CAPABLE OF STRIKING ANYWHERE IN US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly watched the launch of the ICMB on Friday with his wife and “beloved daughter” in what some saw as a sign of his growing confidence in Pyongyang’s abilities to take on top militaries, like the U.S.’s armed forces.

The U.S. deployed B-1B supersonic bombers in joint drills over South Korea earlier this month for the first time in five years after North Korea had ramped up its missile testing and overt aggression in the region.

Advertisement

READ ON THE FOX NEWS APP

NORTH KOREA FIRED BALLISTIC MISSILE THAT LANDED NEAR SOUTH KOREA: SEOUL

The B-1B – which reportedly irks Kim over its ability to deliver a massive payload of conventional guided and unguided weapons – has been dubbed the “backbone” of the U.S.’s bomber force according to a statement by the U.S. Air Force.

Advertisement

“It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time,” the statement said. Adding that its “low-radar cross-section” allows the bomber to form “an integrated, robust defense system that supports penetration of hostile airspace.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

At Japan’s request, the U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday regarding North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch.

Advertisement

Though the council’s ability to do anything to punish Pyongyang seems unlikely given China and Russia’s blockade earlier this year on attempts to further sanction North Korea for violating UN charter by expanding its nuclear and ballistic capabilities.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Advertisement
Continue Reading
Advertisement

Advertisement

Breaking News

Editor Pick’s

Latest Entertainment

Entertainment3 hours ago

Christina Ricci says it’s ‘elitist and exclusive’ to review Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar nomination: ‘Very backward to me’

Christina Ricci lashed out at the Academy in an Instagram post. (Photo: Michael Tullberg/FilmMagic) Christina Ricci isn’t pleased that the...

Entertainment3 hours ago

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes Seen Embracing in Los Angeles Hours After ABC Exit

01/27/2023 PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE: TJ Holmes and Amy Robach are spotted kissing and embracing on the evening that news reports that...

Entertainment3 hours ago

The Mysterious Benedict Society canceled at Disney+ after 2 seasons

Looks like the world will have to remain in peril as The Mysterious Benedict Society is being broken up by...

Entertainment4 hours ago

Gary Sinise opens up about being a conservative in Hollywood

Actor Gary Sinise discussed his conservative political beliefs and gun control. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Capital Concerts) Gary Sinise...

Entertainment5 hours ago

Michelle Williams recalls the paparazzi attention she and daughter Matilda received after Heath Ledger’s death: ‘It cuts you off from living your life’

Michelle Williams opens up about being pursued by the paparazzi following Heath Ledger’s death. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Michelle Williams was 25...

Entertainment6 hours ago

Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming Willis hold hands in touching new video

Actor Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Heming Willis shared an affectionate moment. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Bruce Willis and...

Entertainment7 hours ago

Top Gun: Maverick, one of the most “for grownups” movies ever, won AARP’s Movies For Grownups Award

Top Gun: Maverick For two decades, AARP has made a point to cut through all of the silliness that floods...

Entertainment7 hours ago

Jamie Lee Curtis gets career achievement honor at AARP Awards: ‘I really like being a grown-up’

If there’s anyone that can work a red carpet, it’s Jamie Lee Curtis. The first-time Oscar nominee for her role...

Advertisement

Latest Sports

Technology Hot News

Technology2 weeks ago

Led by "Amazon" and "Microsoft" .. the technology giants are planning to lay off 64,000 employees

After 10 years of driving the stock market bull run, big tech companies are racing to downsize staff to adapt...

Technology2 weeks ago

Apple introduces MacBooks with new M2 processors

Yesterday, Tuesday, Apple unveiled MacBooks powered by the new, faster “M2 Pro” and “M2 Max” processor chips, in a surprise...

Technology2 weeks ago

All you need to know about the upcoming Galaxy S23 phones from Samsung

Samsung has officially announced that the (Galaxy Unpacked 2023) event will be held this year on Wednesday, February 1, which...

Technology2 weeks ago

FTX Exchange Announces Hacking and Stolen $415 Million in Cryptocurrency

Bankrupt American cryptocurrency firm FTX announced today, Wednesday, that $415 million in cryptocurrency has been hacked and stolen from the...

Technology2 weeks ago

Because of a "fraudulent tweet"… Elon Musk's trial begins

Elon Musk's trial began Tuesday in San Francisco with the selection of jury members who will have to decide whether...

Technology2 weeks ago

An electric spoon replaces salt and spices, but with conditions

Experts have developed an electric spoon that is able to replace spices and flavors and affect the taste buds in...

Technology2 weeks ago

The biggest dangers of using tracking devices.. so you can escape?

If you spot an unknown Bluetooth tagging device, there are ways to disable the device so it can't track your...

Technology2 weeks ago

New Twitter.. For You tab to web version

The Twitter platform announced that it will bring the new tab (For You), which launched last Tuesday for iPhones and...

Advertisement