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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber, right top, flies over the Korean Peninsula with South Korean fighter jets and U.S. fighter jets during the combined aerial exercise, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on Wednesday in part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North Korea last week tested its biggest and most powerful missile yet. (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)

December 6, 2017
OAN Newsroom

U.S. bombers are set to fly over the Korean peninsula as part of a joint aerial drill with South Korea amid rising tensions with Pyongyang.

The B-1B Lancer bombers will take part in the large scale exercise Wednesday.

The U.S. and South Korea began a five day drill on Monday, which will include attacks against mock North Korean missile launch sites.

This comes after Pyongyang launched an ICBM last week, which it claims could reach the United State’s mainland.

North Korea has warned the joint drills would push the Korean peninsula to the “brink of nuclear war.”

U.S. military dependants in South Korea have been urged to head back to the states as suggested by Senator Lindsey Graham, who said the the conflict with the North was getting very close.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan conducts joint drills with the South Korean navy at sea. (Photo/Tim Kelly/Reuters)

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