BREAKING: U.S. Air Force Confirms: 3 B-2 stealth bombers to Guam in message to North Korea…
The U.S. Air Force announced it has deployed three nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers and 200 air personnel to Guam — sending a strong signal to North Korea just a few days after its talks with South Korea, Fox News reports.
Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, already has B-1 bombers and 300 servicemen that have been training to provide a significant rapid global strike capability that enables our military readiness and commitment to deterrence, offers assurance to our allies, and strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
The B-2’s deployment comes after the South Korean Ministry of Defense and the United States confirmed that North Korea has created “rounds” filled with Sarin and VX gas, for their artillery that are placed 90 miles from the DMZ and are manned 24/7, ready to fire at a moments notice.
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. SOURCE U.S. Air Force
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 press release of the deployment of the 3 B-2’s was very short and to the point, it did not include anything about deployment length.
The Pacific Air Force report:
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.
Recently the two Korea’s agreed to talks that were supposed to just cover the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. However, North Korea did as they always have, they ignored the United States and violated the agreement for the talks as they threatened the United States:
“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.“
The United States has also recently deployed The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group to the Korean Peninsula:
The Vinson strike 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.
With all the recent military deployments and build-up in the western Pacific, it is clear that President Trump and his administration are ramping up their military presence and sending a message to North Korea.
Exactly what will come of the chess match, we have to wait and see what the outcome is, one thing is for certain, we can no longer allow North Korea to threaten the United States and our allies.
Godspeed soldiers, stay mission ready and focused, do what needs done and come home safe.