U.S. B-2 bombers sent to Korea on rare mission: diplomacy not destruction




 
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U.S. B-2 bombers sent to Korea on rare mission: diplomacy not destruction
 
March 30th, 2013  
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U.S. B-2 bombers sent to Korea on rare mission: diplomacy not destruction
By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The stealthy, nuclear-capable U.S. B-2 bomber is a veteran of wars in Iraq and Libya, but it isn't usually a tool of Washington's statecraft. Yet on Thursday, the United States sent a pair of the bat-winged planes on a first-of-its-kind practice run over the skies of South Korea, conducting what U.S. officials say was a diplomatic sortie. The aim, the officials said, was two-fold: to reassure U.S. allies South Korea and Japan in the face of a string of threats from North Korea, and to nudge Pyongyang back to nuclear talks. ...




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