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US, Allied Warplanes Stage Live-fire Exercise Over Korean Peninsula

Almost a dozen U.S., Japanese and South Korean warplanes armed with live weapons flew over the Korean peninsula in what the U.S. military is describing as a “sequenced bilateral show of force” in response to North Korea’s latest missile launch. The Pentagon said the aircraft practiced their attack capabilities by releasing live weapons at a training range in South Korea. The two nations were joined by four Japanese F-2 fighter jets for additional formation training over waters near Kyushu, Japan. In announcing Monday’s exercise, the U.S. Pacific Command said it…

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