Two B-1B Lancers stage drills on western coast of Korean peninsula

U.S. Air Force EA-18G Growler fighter jets fly over the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek South Korea Monday Dec. 4 2017. Hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched their

U.S. Air Force EA-18G Growler fighter jets fly over the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek South Korea Monday Dec. 4 2017. Hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched their

Two dozen USA stealth fighter jets took part in the drills, six of them F-22s, six of them F-35As, as well as a dozen F-35Bs, marking the first time the highly-advanced jets have cruised the skies above Korea at the same time. The aircraft conducted simulated bombing drills over the Yellow Sea.

The South Korean army's adoption of drones on the battlefield follows the footsteps of the US and Chinese armed forces, which have already adopted swarming drone tactics.

"Through the exercise, the South Korean and USA air forces have demonstrated the alliance's strong will and capability for strong retaliation against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats", the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country called Trump "insane" on Sunday and said the drill would "push the already acute situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war".

The bombing was part of passing in South Korea jointly with the US large-scale maneuvers of the air force Vigilant ACE 18.

The South Korean army is reportedly on course to launch a combat unit consisting of drone bots sometime next year, in a move that signals a new era of drone bots in the military.

Maintainers from the 25th Fighter Squadron prepare an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for live weapons loading during exercise Vigilant Ace 18 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 2, 2017.

One B-1B strategic bomber was deployed on the Korean peninsula to carry out the U.S Pacific Command's "Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission", U.S. Air Force confirmed to NK News, adding that the drill was not part of Vigilant Ace 18.

China and Russian Federation have staged massive military drills in airspace and waters near the Korean Peninsula to counter a big U.S.

North Korea's state media confirmed the arrival of Feltman and his entourage late on Tuesday without offering more details.

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk met Feltman on Wednesday in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, and discussed bilateral cooperation and other issues of mutual interest, KCNA said.

China has condemned North Korean nuclear tests and gradually distanced themselves from their once-close ally, even backing United Nations sanctions against the fellow socialist country in September following a test of their nuclear program.

"I don't think you or anybody else is willing to bet the farm, or a USA city on the decision-making-rational decision-making of Kim Jong Un", McMaster said. Feltman held talks with deputy foreign minister Pak Myong Gun on Wednesday.