As escalations continue to mount with North Korea, the U.S. Air Force has sent a nuclear sniffer aircraft to the east side of the Korean Peninsula. With North Korea testing more nuclear missiles, the U.S. decided to push more strength, a move many Americans question.
An anonymous government source reported the following regarding the plane’s departure:
“The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special-purpose U.S. plane, made an emergency sortie today over the East Sea.”
The plane is used to capture air particles which will then release critical information on nuclear explosions in that area. This will help the U.S. identify when there is a nuclear explosion. The plane landed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan at the beginning of April.
The flight time on Thursday is a clear indicator that the U.S. still believes the North is detonating bombs without the U.S. knowing. The source noted that testing the air isn’t the only reason for the plane to be launched. It’s also preparing for operational readiness in the tragic event of a bombing by the North.
According to Yonhap News, there are rumors which state that China actually knew the experiments were happening. These rumors have yet to be confirmed, but South Korea’s military did say that North Korea is ready to test another nuclear bomb.
Credit: Yonhap News