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For our military to come out with this kind of announcement and it is no accidents -- Steve Centanni covers.
Just from Washington leading our coverage here so what exactly did the US do and and has this been done be forced to.
Well bill this is the first time the Pentagon publicly announced today that it has sent B two bombers over North Korean territory.
But it could've been done in the past and we didn't know about it during other military exercises.
Those stealth bombers were flown all the way from whiteman air force base Missouri where they're based.
He carried out their mission over some islands off the West Coast of North Korea and then return home much as they've done during actual combat missions in other parts of the world.
Now the difference is this time they carried -- -- weapons not live bombs but they are capable.
Of launching nuclear armed cruise missiles just last night Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talked by phone with South Korean national defense chief Kim Kwan Jin.
And offered his unwavering support.
Saying according to pentagon spokesman George Little secretary -- gul and minister Kim reaffirm the strength of the alliance.
And the secretary highlighted this steadfast US commitment to the defense of South Korea including extended deterrence capabilities.
Flight of the B two bombers is a prime example of this kind of extended deterrence that secretary it was talking clearly there's a message to Steve North Korea how is it reacting if at all -- -- Yeah well so far no further threats but -- you can -- -- the north will use this to stir up even more anti American sentiment ever since the that Kim Jung -- Boone took over as North Korean leader he's issued a variety of threats including attacks on the US threatening to attack the US threatening to -- even Washington DC.
Though he's not believed to have any such capability he's also launched several missiles including one last December and he conducted a third.
Underground nuclear test which brought tougher economic sanctions from the world community the north Koreans by the way very sensitive about bombers flying over their territory.
Because of the extensive aerial siege of North Korea.
During the war back in here right.
It is also stated that this is the one of flying piece of equipment -- the north Koreans fear the most to.
Steve thank you that it is an --
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