Video: Air Force flies F-22 Raptors over South Korea as show of force to North

United States Air Force pilots flew four F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to South Korea on Wednesday as a show of force against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

The U.S. initially planned on dispatching the F-22s in late January, but the plan was delayed due to bad weather in Washington.

According to Korea Times, “In the wake of the fourth nuclear test last month, the North [Korea] continued to take provocative action by launching a long-range rocket on Feb. 7, which is widely seen as a cover for testing intercontinental ballistic missile technology, aimed at striking the U.S. mainland.”

The Times also reported that a defense official, who wished to remain anonymous, said the flight and drills will test how fast the U.S. can deploy forces to South Korea in the event of provocations by the North.

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