US Air Force sends B-2 bombers and 200 Airmen to Guam

PACAF- US Air Force sends B-2 bombers and 200 Airmen to Guam

US moving B-2 stealth bombers to Guam airbase amid North Korea developments

Nuclear-capable US military B-2 stealth bombers are headed to Guam - the USA territory closest to North Korea.

The bat-winged B-2s and 200 airmen deployed to Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. island territory from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Air Force airmen on January 9, according to the Washington Examiner.

The state-of-the-art warplanes join a number of B-1 conventional bombers already deployed on the Pacific island.

The Pacific Air Forces said about 200 airmen have headed to the Anderson Air Force in strategically important Guam as part of its rotation policy. Besides its strategic location in the Pacific, allowing access to Asia, it provides support activities to the US military.

It has since been indicated that the extra air power was deployed to send a strong signal to the North Korean government, which has threatened both Guam and the continental U.S.

The US territory of Guam, home of about 160,000 residents, hosts both a military and air base.

This development comes just as when the North has shown signs of rapprochement, kick-starting talks with its rival, South Korea.

On Tuesday, leaders from the two Koreas met to discuss the Winter Olympics, which will take place in Pyeongchang, close to the border between the Koreas. Military experts say that any US strike on North Korea would nearly certainly involve the powerful bombers. He made the comments while refusing questions from South Korean delegates about his regime's nuclear program, reported Fox.

Moon gave "huge credit" on Wednesday to Trump for bringing North Korea to the inter-Korea talks, and said Pyongyang's willingness to talk may be the result of US-led sanctions and pressure.

"South Korea will go in tandem with the United States in dealing with North Korea", said Moon's Special Adviser for Foreign Affairs and National Security, Chung-in Moon, via Fox.

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