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United States flying B-52s over South Korea

Action intended to demonstrate close ties to ally

WASHINGTON — The United States is flying B-52 planes on training missions over South Korea to highlight Washington’s commitment to defend an ally amid rising tensions with North Korea, Pentagon officials said Monday.

Pentagon press secretary George Little said one B-52 flew over South Korea on March 8. And Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, who is visiting Seoul, said another bomber mission is scheduled for Tuesday.

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