North Korea Detonates Nuclear Device

US flies B-1 bomber over South Korea to show force to North Korea
U.S. B-1 bomber, center, flies over Osan Air Base with U.S. jets in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Lee Jin-man Lee Jin-man / Associated Press
US flies B-1 bomber over South Korea to show force to North Korea
U.S. B-1 bomber, center, flies over Osan Air Base with U.S. jets in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Lee Jin-man Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

North Korea Detonates Nuclear Device

After North Korea detonated a nuclear weapon on Friday, the U.S. sent two nuclear-capable bombers to fly over ally South Korea in a show of force on Tuesday.

China has urged North Korea to avoid more “provocative” actions. Meanwhile, South Korea, Japan and the U.S. are pushing for increased sanctions through the United Nations.

We get the latest from Korean peninsula expert Bruce Cumings of the University of Chicago.