Breaking: pentagon announces B2 bomber deployment to Asia – Korea / China show of force

File:B2 Spirit closeup - commons.wikimedia.org
File:B2 Spirit closeup – commons.wikimedia.org

In what is being seen as a show of force the pentagon have just announced the immediate movement of B2 bomber aircraft to the Asia Pacific region

It appears to be a show of force to both North Korea and China

The pentagon refused to confirm where the aircraft will be based

US sending B-2 bombers to Asia amid NKorea tension

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it has dispatched three B-2 stealth bombers on a training mission to the Asia-Pacific region amid growing tensions with North Korea.

The deployment was announced Wednesday by U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for U.S. nuclear forces. B-2 bombers are capable of launching nuclear as well as conventional weapons. They are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Strategic Command said the bombers will conduct training with the Australian military during the deployment, which amounts to a show of force at a time of mounting tensions with North Korea. North Korea threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes after the United States and South Korea began large-scale war games this month.

Strategic Command declined to say where the bombers will be operating from, or for how long.

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org

 

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