US to dispatch bomber to South Korea on Tuesday: Official

A B-1B Lancer from the US Air Force 28th Air Expeditionary Wing heads out on a combat mission in support of strikes on Afghanistan. The US will conduct a bomber flight over South Korea on Tuesday (Sept 13).
A B-1B Lancer from the US Air Force 28th Air Expeditionary Wing heads out on a combat mission in support of strikes on Afghanistan. The US will conduct a bomber flight over South Korea on Tuesday (Sept 13). PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States will conduct a bomber flight over South Korea on Tuesday (Sept 13), an official at United States Forces in Korea said. The flight is a show of force against North Korea after the reclusive state recently carried out its fifth nuclear test.

The official declined to name the bomber's type or the fleet's size.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that bad weather had delayed a planned US military B-1B bomber flight to the Korean Peninsula that had been scheduled for Monday.