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US Flexes Military Muscles, Flies B-52 Bomber Over South Korea

American planes capable of launching nuclear missiles flew over South Korea days after North Korea alleged it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

By Ryan Biek | January 10, 2016

A U.S. B-52 bomber flew over South Korea in the face of escalated tensions with North Korea.

The move comes days after North Korea's state-run media reported the country successfully tested a hydrogen bomb for "self-defense," particularly against the U.S. and South Korea.

Experts are skeptical North Korea can make a hydrogen bomb small enough to be launched on a missile in order to attack other countries. (Video via BBC)

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America's B-52's can fire nuclear weapons, however. The flyover was seen by many as a show of force toward North Korea and an act of solidarity with South Korea. The American plane was accompanied by South Korean fighter jets. (Video via U.S. Air Force)

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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