U.S. sends two bombers to Korea, show of support for South, sending message to North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. has responded to this week's threats from North Korea, by sending bombers from Missouri to Korea and back.

According to ABC News, the Pentagon said a pair of stealth bombers made the more than 12,000-mile round-trip flight from Whiteman Air Force Base to Korea, where they dropped inert bombs on a missile range.

The Pentagon is calling the flight a demonstration of America's commitment to South Korea, and is also meant to show North Korea an example of a precision strike by US B-2 bombers.

The mission came just hours after North Korea cut off the last remaining military hotlines with South Korea.

On Tuesday, North Korea put its military on combat posture, ready to attack Guam and Hawaii.

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