>> B1 bombers tearing through South Korean skies on Tuesday, a show of American strength and solidarity with ally Seoul as tensions spike after North Korea's fifth and largest nuclear test last week.>> Today's demonstration provides just one example of the full range of military capabilities available to this alliance.
It is a deep arsenal and it is a part of our efforts to strengthen and extend our extended deterrents.>> The super sonic planes in formation with a fighter jet escort over Osan air base less than 50 miles from the border with the north. Both B1s can carry the largest payload of weapons in the U.S. Air force, a sign America's sending out the heavies in response to Pyongyang's weapons tests.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Special Envoy on North Korea, Sung Kim is in Seoul Tuesday, expected to talk counter measures to Kim Jong-un's nuclear show boating including tighter sanctions. South Korea says Pyongyang is already prepped for another nuclear test which could happen at any time while the North claims it's mastered the art of mounting a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.
If that's true, it's a weapon's benchmark that this year's harsh U.N. sanctions have been powerless to prevent.