US BOMBERS have flown over the Korean Peninsula as fears mount the North is gearing up to launch an attack.
The military revealed the strategic aircraft completed a mission on Tuesday night.
A total of six military planes – including the two US B-1B bombers – took part in the show of force amid fears Kim Jong-un’s regime is gearing up to launch another nuclear missile.
It comes as US President Donald Trump summoned US Generals to the White House War Room over the North Korea crisis.
Senior military figures and politicians – including General James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – are said to have been in the meeting today in Washington.
The Situation Room often hosts war councils and emergency briefings during times of conflict or national crisis with the President and the National Security Council.
The bombers were said to be part of a “regular deployment training”, which is part of a broader plan for putting in place the “extended deterrence” against the North, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
The aircraft took off from Guam before entering the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) at approximately 8.50pm.
A simulated air-to-missile firing drill was then carried out before leaving the KADIZ at around 11.30pm.
The JCS said: “Through the practice this time, South Korean and U.S. air forces showed off the allies’ resolve for strong retaliation against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.”
Tensions between the US and North Korea have been worsening as Kim Jong-un refuses to give up his quest for nuclear-capable ICBMs.
Just hours ago, the regime’s state media boasted its nukes will kill millions on the Peninsula if Trump continues to deploy huge numbers of military assets into the country.
Hardware includes missile targeting systems, cyber warfare gear and tanks.
It said: “What makes the Korean nation angry is that the South’s puppet forces are blindly following the reckless action of the Trump group to unleash a nuclear war against Pyongyang.”