The US “strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region” with more bombers
The US Air Force will be sending a force of supersonic cruise-missile capable strike bombers to their bases off the coast of North Korea.
Last week Kim Jong Un declared his secretive nation was now in all our war with America after the world’s leading superpower “crossed the red line” over military buildup near their borders.
Rather than be scared off by this, the United States is doubling down. B-1B Lancer bombers will move into the US Pacific Command’s Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam to replace the fleet of ageing B-52 Stratofortresses currently based there.This will be the first time the Lancers have been on the island in ten years.
Around 300 US airmen will also join the squadron, but the US Air Force has not confirmed the number of bombers being dispatched.
The US Air Force said in a statement: “The B-1 units …provide a significant rapid global strike capability that enables our readiness and commitment to deterrence, offers assurance to our allies, and strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.”