US Sends Stealth Bombers to South Korea
They drop inert munitions as part of drills
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 28, 2013 4:34 AM CDT
Updated Mar 28, 2013 7:48 AM CDT
U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber flies over near Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 28, 2013.   (AP Photo/Shin Young-keun, Yonhap)

(Newser) – The US sent B-2 stealth bombers—which can carry nuclear weapons—from Missouri to South Korea for military drills, Washington said today. Following the drills, which involved them dropping inert munitions, they returned home, CNN reports. The move "demonstrates the United States' ability to conduct long range, precision strikes quickly and at will," the military says. The AP calls the announcement an "unprecedented step," and notes that while it will likely anger the North, it sees signs that Pyongyang is willing to go only so far.

Among them: An industrial park used by North and South Korea on the north side of the border is still open, even after the North cut its hotline there yesterday to the South. Some 200 South Koreans entered the Kaesong Industrial Complex today along with 166 vehicles carrying oil and other supplies, Reuters reports, and US dollars are still being accepted. The complex offers the North a rare link to foreign cash, generating some $2 billion in yearly trade.

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slammer
Mar 29, 2013 12:39 AM CDT
stealth? hell just SEND OVER B52S ON A SEE ME RUN ONCE, THAN SEND THEM OVER ON A DROP RUN THE SECOND TIME. END OF STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUBO FUBAR!
MattB
Mar 28, 2013 2:16 PM CDT
What good does it do when you ANNOUNCE it that A STEALTH bomber is there? News people in there chase for the story are F****** FOOLS!!!!!
Lefty_Libby
Mar 28, 2013 12:46 PM CDT
What the hell is going on over there? What are we not being told?