The United States continues to challenge the North Koreans and their developing nuclear weapons program.
On Thursday, it was announced that the U.S. sent an aircraft that specializes in detecting radioactive debris to Okinawa, Japan, in order to keep tabs on the North Koreans.
The plane landed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa on Friday.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The Phoenix gathers and filters gasses using two scoops on the sides of its fuselage. Crews are then able to analyze the fallout residue from an explosion and confirm the presence of nuclear material and possibly even identify the warhead that was used, according to the Army’s fact sheet on the aircraft.
A senior official with Japan Self-Defense Forces confirmed the arrival of the plane.
President Donald Trump has been ramping up to confront the North Koreans. Since last year alone, the North Koreans have tested nearly 30 missiles and conducted two nuclear tests. On top of that, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has sent numerous threatening messages to the U.S.
Sending the “nuke-sniffers” to Japan is the essential first step to dismantling the North Korean’s nuclear program.