"Through the drill, the South Korean and United States air forces displayed the allies' strong intent and ability to punish North Korea when threatened by nuclear weapons and missiles", the JCS said in a statement.
It is unclear whether the United Nations official will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
But UPI is reporting that a national defense budget approved by the country's National Assembly on Wednesday apportions only about US$312,800 for use by a special brigade that could be used to remove Kim from power if full-fledged hostilities erupt on the Korean peninsula. -South Korean war games, which it claims are invasion rehearsals. "But at the same time, there is absolutely no reason to be alarmed", the newspaper said.
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The senator had told CBS that South Korea should be an unaccompanied tour.
President Donald Trump has been tightening the screw on North Korea, ramping up sanctions and urging other countries to sever trade links with Kim Jong Un's regime. The exercises are specifically focused on the threat from North Korea, as USA and South Korean forces are training to strike North Korean nuclear and missile sites, as well as its mobile missiles. Beijing is Pyongyang's major ally and trading partner, but many experts have cast doubt on the actual amount of influence Chinese officials have over their North Korean counterparts.
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B-1Bs flyovers have become an increasingly familiar show of force to North Korea, which after three intercontinental ballistic missile tests has clearly moved closer toward building a nuclear arsenal that could viably target the USA mainland.
The B-1B Lancer took part in a simulated bombing drill as USA and South Korean air forces are conducting annual war games with more than 200 war planes known as Vigilant Ace.
Jeffrey Feltman, UN undersecretary general for political affairs, arrived Tuesday to discuss what the world body described as "issues of mutual interest and concern".
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But the report says global pressure can be effective, pointing to Uganda's recent decision to expel North Korean officials after years of receiving police and military training from the country's army.