The U.S. Air Force announced it has redistributed three nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers and 200 air personnel to Guam.
Fox News say, this sends a strong signal to North Korea just a several days after their communications with their Southern counterpart.
Guam’s Anderson Air Force Base already has B-1 bombers and 300 servicemen which are well trained to provide a significant rapid global strike that will empower our military eagerness and determination to deterrence. This gives assurance to our allies and makes the regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region stronger.
Reportedly, The arrangement of B-2 stealth bombers happens after it has been confirmed by the South Korean Ministry and the United states that North Korea has created “rounds” filled with Sarin and VX gas, for their artillery which are set up 90 miles away from DMZ and are being guarded 24/7, ready to attack at any moment.
According to a source from the U.S. Air Force : The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward in technology, the bomber represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. The B-2 brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable defenses.
Power plant: four General Electric F118-GE-100 engines
Thrust: 17,300 pounds each engine
Wingspan: 172 feet (52.12 meters)
Length: 69 feet (20.9 meters)
Height: 17 feet (5.1 meters)
Weight: 160,000 pounds (72,575 kilograms)
Maximum takeoff weight: 336,500 pounds (152,634 kilograms)
Fuel capacity: 167,000 pounds (75750 kilograms)
Payload: 40,000 pounds (18,144 kilograms)
Speed: high subsonic
Ceiling: 50,000 feet (15,240 meters)
Armament: conventional or nuclear weapons
Crew: two pilots
The media coverage of the deployment of the 3 B-2’s was very scarce and to the point, and it said nothing about the deployment length.
The Pacific Air Force report states:
A B-2 Spirit, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, taxis on the flightline Jan. 8, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Approximately 200 Airmen and three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, deployed to Andersen AFB in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission. U.S. Strategic Command bombers regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to conduct U.S. PACOM-led air operations, providing leaders with deterrent options to maintain regional stability. During this short-term deployment, the B-2s will conduct local and regional training sorties and will integrate capabilities with key regional partners, ensuring bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency.
Not long ago, North and South Korea reached an agreement to meet for communications that supposed to be only regarding the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. But, North Korea disobeyed this agreement by threatening the United States.
They say: “North Korea’s weapons are only aimed at the United States, not our brethren, China or Russia. The regime’s nuclear weapons are of no concern between the two Korea’s. Any discussion about the DPRK’s nuclear programs will only damage an ties with South Korea.“
This group consists of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) from Destroyer Squadron 1.
President Donald Trump and his administration, send a clear message to the state of North Korea with all these military deployments that the United States is not a weak country that will bend to their aggressiveness that easily.
The one thing that is clear is that North Korea has to be stopped, but how exactly will that be conducted we’ll have to wait and see.