President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un to halt his development of a nuclear weapon.
Trump has even slapped North Korea with sanctions and banned travel to and from the country.
The rogue regime however continues to test their missile capabilities, as recent as last week.
Reuters reports Trump is now planning to fly B-1 Lancer bombers directly over the Korean peninsula:
U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers will fly over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as part of a large-scale joint aerial drill being staged with South Korea this week, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified military source.
The bombers will take part in the drills at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and as United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman makes a rare visit to North Korea.
The North has warned the drills would push the Korean peninsula to “the brink of nuclear war”.
The drills, which started on Monday and will run until Friday, come after North Korea tested last week what it called its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could reach all of the United States.
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South Korean government officials, including President Moon Jae-in, have said the North’s latest ICBM is their most capable yet, although it has several critical points to prove, such as re-entry technology and terminal stage guidance.
The annual joint exercise, called “Vigilant Ace”, has been designed to enhance readiness and operational capability and to ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula, officials have said. Around 12,000 U.S. service members, including from the Marines and Navy, will join South Korean troops.
Aircraft taking part will be flown from eight U.S. and South Korean military installations.