THE US staged its own terrifying show of strength today by dropping huge bombs near the North Korean border  – days after Kim Jong-un’s latest missile outrage.

Four US F-35B fighter jets joined two nuclear-ready US B-1B bombers and four South Korean F-15 fighter jets in the joint military operation over the troubled Korean Peninsula.

The rogue state described the drills – which saw target bombing close to its border – as the “rash act” of a desperate nation.

 South Korea F-15K planes drop MK-82 bombs at a simulated target at the Pilseung Range in Gangwon
South Korea F-15K planes drop MK-82 bombs at a simulated target at the Pilseung Range in Gangwon

 

 Explosions erupt on the mountain landscape after being peppered by the munitions
Explosions erupt on the mountain landscape after being peppered by the munitions

 

 Two B-1Bs fly from Guam with an escort of a pair of Japanese F-15s and US Marines' F-35B fighter jets
Two B-1Bs fly from Guam with an escort of a pair of Japanese F-15s and US Marines’ F-35B fighter jets