PRESIDENT Barack Obama has called Kim Jong-Un’s bluff by sending supersonic bombers to bases near North Korea – just days after the crackpot dictator’s declared war on America.
The United States’ nuclear triad relies on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarines, and strategic bombers. The US Air Force, however, is concerned that its aging air-launched cruise missiles are unfit for modern conflict.
The Chinese navy held a large-scale “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the People’s Liberation Army.
The exercise involving China’s East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens of fighter planes, and involved troops that are responsible for coastal defense radars, communications, and electronic warfare defense, daily newspaper The China Times reported.