US Air Force Conducts Bombing Drills With South Korea

The Associated Press reports:

The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said. North Korea hates such displays of U.S. military might at close range and will likely respond with fury.

Two U.S. B-1B supersonic bombers and four F-35B stealth fighter jets joined four South Korean F-15 fighters in live-fire exercises at a military field in eastern South Korea that simulated precision strikes against the North’s “core facilities,” according to the U.S. Pacific Command and South Korea’s Defense Ministry. The B-1Bs were flown in from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam while the F-35Bs came from a U.S. base in Iwakuni, Japan.

  • bkmn

    Getting the feeling Trump wanted to nuke them and this is what the generals convinced him to do instead

    • Tomcat

      He thought he was dropping nukes, they lied to him.

  • another_steve

    The danger of Donald Trump initiating a full-blown war in order to divert attention away from Mueller’s probe is real.

    Very real.

    • safari

      Eric says his dad gets depressed and near suicidal if he hears too much criticism.

      • Jonathan Smith

        oh, by all means, let us all criticize him then

      • Karl Dubhe

        I hope there are lots of people who are making sure he hears of those who are critical of him. I don’t think there are though.

      • Blake Mason

        This is why I firmly believe that while growing up a child of immense privilege… Trump’s father was an absolute asshole to him… how does someone become to absolutely insecure about himself that hourly adulation is need to maintain one’s sanity?

      • another_steve

        That was a disturbing and revealing interview with Trump’s vampire son.

        I hope the media pick up on it.

      • Marty Pavelka

        In my experience with narcissistic/borderline people and from what I’ve read, once the attention isn’t feeding the need in the way that they want, they will begin to destroy the object of their attention or their situation, such that they can label it beneath their contempt and can actively push or just discard it. I wonder if that’s the path here–eventually he will build a litany of sins against him and quit or otherwise walk away from it all.

  • Ish

    “North Korea hates such displays” gee ya think? They should put up with the US pretending to flatten their country (again)? This is why DPRK has nukes.

  • Tread

    Fuck it. Let them carry out nuclear strikes. I can’t wait to riot.

  • Treant

    I know it’s intentional, but after the dragon has stared you down, it’s not considered wise to tweak its tail.

    Warranted, in this case, the dragon doesn’t have a lot of teeth–which is why we’re doing it. Lately, we never attack countries that can fight back.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Few nations are willing to do that. Let’s be fair, if nations want to fight they also want to win.

      To increase the odds of winning, you don’t attack a stronger country.

      • kareemachan

        Unless you have an unhinged leader, then all bets are off. 🙁

        • Karl Dubhe

          Or one that gets elderly and forgets that they’re playing a role.

          e.g. Archduke of Austria Hungary circa 1914.

  • boobert

    All this does is give NK a reason to keep nukes.

  • Ninja0980

    Going to go to the fair (once again) with family to help forget the fact we are being run by a mad man.
    Have a good day everyone!

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      Take a spin on the tilt-o-whirl and see if you can tell the difference from an ordinary day.

  • Publius

    This is the right action to take. Don’t let Trump being in the White House distract us from the fact that we can’t let North Korea launch missiles with nuclear warheads all over the place. Any president, Democratic or Republican, would be doing this same thing right now.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Yeah, my hunch is that the Pentagon is pretty much acting on its own right now, maybe in coordination with Japan and South Korea and consultation with China.

      Even Russia is not too happy with North Korea right now and they were the ones that brought it up with the UN Security Council, not us.

      • Publius

        Exactly. The benefit we all have with a president who doesn’t know what he’s doing is we have a government in place largely staffed with actually competent people, a large number of which are carryovers from the Obama Administration.

        • John30013

          The deep state!!!

  • Blake Mason
  • Kelly Lape

    Dominoes aren’t just about countries falling… Dominoes are how wars start

  • JWC

    rattle them thar sabers boys

  • KnownDonorDad
  • Ken M

    That’s great. Mission accomplished, showed off on front of NK. Can we get back to Harvey now?

  • kareemachan

    Well, that’s going to go over well with NK. Probably gave drumpster a hard-on.

  • Bluto
    • Kenster999

      Subtle! 👍

  • BobSF_94117

    That’ll show ’em!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Everyone conveniently forgets this all started with Trump’s saber rattling some 8 months ago….

  • BeaverTales

    Any species that gives a pair of deranged man-babies the nuclear codes deserves what it gets….

    I’m glad I’m gay and never had children (whom I’d worry about constantly). If there is a nuclear war, I hope I’m close enough to a ground zero to not even know what hit me.