Barney Henderson and AFP
March 28, 2013
The deployment of the stealth bombers was clearly meant to deliver a potent message to Pyongyang about the US commitment to defending South Korea against any aggression as military tensions on the Korean peninsula soar.
It came after the North severed its last-remaining military hotline with South Korea on Wednesday and put its rocket units on combat status with a threat to target US bases in the Pacific region.
It also emerged on Wednesday that North Korea had “Photoshopped” an image of a troop landing drill as part of Pyongyang’s renewed military propaganda war.