Amid tensions with North Korea: US sends 12 stealth fighter jets, 300 airmen to Japan

After America and its allies in the Far East began a joint military drill yesterday, the U.S. Air Force announced that 12 F-35 stealth fighter jets and about 300 airmen will arrive in Japan next month. The jets are America’s newest aircraft and possess radar-evading capabilities.

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The U.S. Air Force has announced that 12 F-35 stealth fighter jets and about 300 airmen will arrive in Japan by early November amid the rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. These radar-evading jets are America’s newest aircraft.

“This long-planned deployment is designed to demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the region,” U.S. Pacific Air Forces said in a press release.

F-35 stealth fighter jet Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Meanwhile, the U.S., Japan and South Korea launched a joint military drill Tuesday morning as part of the countries’ efforts to prepare for a possible North Korean missile or nuclear strike. According to a statement released by the South Korean army, the two-day missile tracking exercise will take place off the coasts of South Korea and Japan.

In addition, the U.S. Navy’s 7th fleet announced yesterday that a second aircraft carrier has entered the western Pacific after leaving its home port in San Diego earlier this month. The vessel was sent to the area in response to the threats from North Korea.



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