(NEWSER– The US sent B-2 stealth bombers—which can carry nuclear weapons—from Missouri to South Korea for military drills, Washington said today. Following the drills, which involved them dropping inert munitions, they returned home, CNN reports.

The move "demonstrates the United States' ability to conduct long range, precision strikes quickly and at will," the military says. The AP calls the announcement an "unprecedented step," and notes that while it will likely anger the North, it sees signs that Pyongyang is willing to go only so far.

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