The US is planning to deploy B-52 strategic bombers as well as nuclear-powered submarine in South Korea.
The bombers will be equipped with bunker buster bombs, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported today. Further, the submarine will arrive from the Japan’s Yokosuka naval base, where it is currently stationed.
During previous Monday, South Korea’s Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok announced that the two countries were discussing the timing of the US strategic military asset deployments on the Korean peninsula.
Last week, North Korea fired shells at a South Korean military base across the demilitarized zone in attempt to stop propaganda broadcasting from loudspeakers.
However, South Korea responded with dozens of heavy artillery rounds.The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s.
The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons.