April 1, 2013 – It’s April Fools But This is no Joke: U.S. Ups Its Show of Force in Korea: The U.S. flew F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea Sunday for joint exercises, a further demonstration of advanced military capabilities meant to deter provocations from Pyongyang. Pictured above, South Korean soldiers go on alert Sunday near the border with North Korea.
The deployment comes amid an intensifying back-and-forth between Pyongyang and Washington, with North Korea issuing ever-more-pointed threats and the U.S. responding with its own tough language and displays of sophisticated hardware.
In recent days, Kim Jong Eun, the young and outspoken leader of North Korea, has posed in front of maps portraying missile strikes on Hawaii and the mainland U.S. and has threatened to launch rockets at the U.S. and its bases in the Pacific. North Korea has said it is trying to place nuclear warheads on its missiles, but it isn’t clear how far they have advanced in this effort.
How far did B-2 stealth bombers travel for a “practice run” in South Korea? Why is North Korea threatening missile strikes against U.S. cities like Austin, Texas? WSJ‘s Jason Bellini has the Short Answer. Follow the link below for the video answer to these questions and more, relative to the provocative situation on the Korean Peninsula. (Credits: The Wall Street Journal).
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