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US ready to deploy B-52 bombers to South Korea amid escalating crisis with North Korea – Business Insider

US ready to deploy B-52 bombers to South Korea amid escalating crisis with North Korea – Business Insider

South Korea and U.S. are discussing the deployment of strategic U.S. assets to the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said in a briefing on Aug. 24.

Although the Defense Ministry spokesman did not say which U.S. assets are being considered for deployment in the region, sources cited by the South Korean Yohap New Agency suggested that the U.S. forces might include the B-52 Stratofortress bombers, and a nuclear-powered submarine currently stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.

In the last few days, North Korea has deployed twice as many artillery pieces as usual along the border with South Korea while most of its 70 submarines have departed from their bases after the militaries of both Koreas exchanged fire in the most serious dispute in five years.

Source: US ready to deploy B-52 bombers to South Korea amid escalating crisis with North Korea – Business Insider