“Make no mistake, we have the assets available inside South Korea and else where to help defend from [aggressive] situations,” Press Secretary George Little said Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that the U.S. is taking the stream of threats emanating from the secretive nation seriously.
As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. embassy tweeted in Korean and English on Thursday that “two B-2 bombers flew over South Korea today.”
The African leaders met with President Obama at the White House in the afternoon.
The South Korean Defense Ministry vowed a “thousandfold, ten-thousandfold retaliation” against the North’s aggression.
This year the Pentagon lifted the ban on women serving in combat units.
The majority of U.S. citizens, however, strongly support drone strikes against non-U.S. citizens living abroad.
The shooter claimed the lives of a male and female victim before apparently turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement officials.
Ann Weeby, an event organizer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), said over half a million returning troops who file Veterans Affairs claims will have to wait over 125 days before they are considered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive physical and mental health benefits.