U.S. Air Force displaying power to North Korea

Wednesday, the U.S. Air Force launched “a surprise military exercise with full combat air power,” according to Fox News.

The exercise was conducted at Kadena Air Base in Japan, with jets from 18th wing, the U.S. military’s largest combat-ready wing, which included “HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135.”

Earlier Thursday, new concerns arose over intelligence indicating that North Korea may be planning it’s sixth nuclear test. They’ve conducted at least two dozen missile tests and underground nuclear explosions in an effort aimed at developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of threatening the U.S. mainland – a goal analysts say they’re getting closer to achieving.

Now, the U.S is looking to China to help resolve conflict with the nation.

“Amid challenge there is opportunity. Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks,” said China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President Donald Trump late last week.  “I think he wants to help us with North Korea,” Trump said during a White House news conference.

Trump told Xi that helping with North Korea would smooth trade talks between the U.S. and China.

“The way you’re going to make a good trade deal is to help us with North Korea, otherwise we’re just going to go it alone. That will be all right, too. But going it alone means going it with lots of other nations,” Trump told Xi.

After Trump and Xi met, China refused boats of coal coming from North Korea, who count on China for 90 percent of their foreign trade.

U.S. Air Force 44th and 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagles and 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron E-3 Sentries taxi down the runway during a no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force 44th and 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagles and 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron E-3 Sentries taxi down the runway during a no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

H/T: Fox News

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