U.S. Military Sends Warplanes to Guam, U.S. Territory North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Threatened to Blow Up (Source Newsweek) The U.S. military has deployed three B-2 nuclear-capable stealth bombers to Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam, a move that comes as North and South Korea have cautiously re-established dialogue.
“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,” the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said on its website. North Korea could potentially be antagonized by the deployment of these bombers to Guam, which the rogue state has repeatedly threatened.
In August, not long after President Trump’s infamous “fire and fury” remarks directed at Kim Jong Un’s regime, North Korea said it was considering Guam as a target for a nuclear strike. Pyongyang reiterated this threat in October: “We have already warned several times that we will take counteractions for self-defense, including a salvo of missiles into waters near the U.S. territory of Guam, an advance base for invading the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea],” an article published by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency, warned at the time. That same month, the U.S. flew a B-2 bomber over the Pacific, which was viewed as a warning to North Korea.