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U.S. considers landing bombers in South Korea: Air Force general

Wilsbach eyes trilateral drills with Seoul, Tokyo to address Pyongyang provocations

The U.S. and South Korean air forces have conducted joint exercises involving B-52 strategic bombers. (Photo courtesy of South Korea's Ministry of National Defense)

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Air Force is considering a plan to land strategic bombers in South Korea and to regularly deploy the aircraft in and around the Korean Peninsula, Nikkei has learned.

Combined with visits by a nuclear ballistic missile submarine to South Korea, the latest move would enhance extended deterrence by providing a visible demonstration of the ability to counterattack North Korea.

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