New sheriff in town. But President Trump must remember that shows of force may have to be back up by . . . force.
A Japan-based combat-ready Air Force wing showed off its aircraft Wednesday in a clear warning to North Korea, the Washington Examiner reported.
Fox News reported the 18th Wing conducted a surprise military exercise at Kadena Air Base in Japan as North Korea is rumored to be nearing a sixth nuclear weapons test.
A group of HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135 Stratotankers all took part in the exercise, the report said. Photos from the no-notice event showed jets lined up down the entirety of a runway on the base.
Such exercises are known as an “elephant walk,” featuring planes taxiing in tight formation before takeoff.