The US is deploying three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers to the Guam airbase in addition to the B-1B Lancer bombers in what has been seen as a move related to latest developments in North Korea.
The Pacific Air Forces announced the deployment of three B-2 Spirit aircraft, along with 200 U.S. The Air Force has rotated bombers in the Pacific for 15 years in a show of support for its allies in the region.
The Andersen base, which is the United States strategic point in the Asia-Pacific region, now has B-1 bombers. According to the Air Force, the deployment was scheduled, but still comes at a time of heightened tensions between the countries. Last summer, Guam became the target of bombing threats by the North Korean regime. The Guam base has always been seen as the likely staging area for U.S. attacks against North Korea. Military experts say that any USA strike on North Korea would nearly certainly involve the powerful bombers.
North Korea has ramped up its threats to the USA and its allies in both words and deeds, including successful tests of what the country claimed was a powerful hydrogen bomb and the separate test of an intercontinental ballistic missile believed capable of striking the American mainland. "It could be a resulting work of the USA -led sanctions and pressure". He made the comments while refusing questions from South Korean delegates about his regime's nuclear program, reported Fox.
Adding context to this deployment, while the United States never formally objected to the talks, there were reports at the time that the Trump Administration was debating carrying out a "limited" sneak attack against North Korea. Moon has opposed any U.S. military action against North Korea without his prior approval - something the United States is not required to do, according to a security agreement between Washington and Seoul.