TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

U.S. stealth jets join drills with South Korea

Daily Photo Galleries

By Reuters
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 8:24 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the United States' commitment to defending Seoul amid an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.

The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, the main Air Force base in South Korea, from Japan to support ongoing bilateral exercises, the U.S. military command in South Korea said in a statement that urged North Korea to restrain itself.

“(North Korea) will achieve nothing by threats or provocations, which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in Northeast Asia,” the statement said.

Tensions have been high since the North's young new leader, Kim Jong-un, ordered a nuclear weapons test in February, breaching U.N. sanctions and ignoring warnings from ally China not to do so.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read World

  1. Islamic State group pushed out of Syria’s Kobani
  2. Putin casts off rich cronies as sanctions hit Russian elite
  3. Australia facing methamphetamine crisis
  4. Radical left wins Greek parliamentary election on vow to end austerity measures
  5. More than 30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels
  6. Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 Islamic State hostages
  7. China denies stealing F-35 stealth fighter plans after documents leaked by Snowden published
  8. King Tut’s mask can be repaired, expert says
  9. Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police
  10. Turmoil confronts new Saudi king on several crucial fronts
  11. Slaughter of rhinos hit 1,215 last year