The U.S. Air Force practiced bombing North Korea alongside allied fighters Wednesday in a show of force to the rogue regime, which tested a powerful new missile just last week.
The South Korean army's adoption of drones on the battlefield follows the footsteps of the USA and Chinese armed forces, which have already adopted swarming drone tactics.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Guam-based bomber simulated land strikes at a military field near South Korea's eastern coast during a drill with USA and South Korean fighter jets.
State-run Jilin Daily published a lengthy article with the headline "Knowledge about Nuclear Weapons and Protection", amid strong war rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. after a recent long range missile test by Pyongyang.
The U.S. and South Korea used over 200 aircraft in their recent drills.
U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday urged the Pentagon to start moving U.S. military dependants, such as spouses and children, out of South Korea, saying conflict with North Korea was getting close. The North's spokesman said Pompeo provoked the country by "impudently criticizing our supreme leadership which is the heart of our people".
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But Chinese leaders have criticised the nuclear build-up of Kim Jong-Un's regime as well as lambasting the US and South Korea for escalating tensions.
US Presidential Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that China is key to unlocking the North Korea issue.
As U.S. and South Korean military units conducted an annual air power exercise over the Korean Peninsula, China's air force reportedly staged exercises in "routes and areas it has never flown before" over the Yellow and East Seas.
China reacted to the roll-out with an unofficial embargo of South Korea, which hit the country's tourism industry and prompted Chinese consumers to boycott Korean brands.
The U.S. has also sent two dozen advanced F-22 stealth fighters and F-35 aircraft to take part in the exercise, which will focus on taking out mock North Korean missile launch vehicles and nuclear sites. China is North Korea's lone major ally and fears widespread instability on its border.