This Is How America Keeps Watch Over North Korea From The Sky

After more than a decade of nuclear and missile tests, the Pentagon has only stepped up its surveillance of the isolated country.

On April 12, 2017, one of the U.S. Air Force’s WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft, which scoops up air to search for tell-tale signs of nuclear activity, landed at Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The plane’s arrival wasn’t surprising given widespread concern North Korea was prepping a sixth nuclear test coupled with reports of a potential American military response.

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