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U.S. bombers and jets fly near North Korea

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force made a show of force east of North Korea Saturday morning.

The Pentagon says U.S. B-1B bombers flew in international airspace, escorted by F-15C eagle fight jets.

No other U.S. fighter or bomber has flown that far north of the Korean demilitarized zone in this century.

The Pentagon says the mission sent a message to North Korea that the U.S. has military option on the table and is ready to use them.

Tensions between the two nations have been growing over North Korea’s missiles and a recent nuclear test.

Their leaders also stepped up their war of words, with Trump recently threatening to “totally destroy” the communist nation.

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