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U.S. Fifth-Generation Fighters, Strategic Bombers Conduct Show of Force with Allies in Response to North Korea Missile Launch

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer prepares for take off for a mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Pennisula, Aug. 31, 2017. The B-1Bs with U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35Bs, made contact with two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15J fighters over waters near Kyushu, and then were joined by four Republic of Korea F-15 fighters over the Korean Pennisula. This mission is in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate range ballistic missile launch and emphasizes the combined ironclad commitment to regional allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. James May
VIRIN: 170831-F-ZM606-022.JPG
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