During the shared talks between North and South Korea this week, the US Air Force deployed 3 nuclear-capable B-2 Spirit bombers to Guam, along with some 200 airmen. The Guam bottom has prolonged been seen as the likely entertainment area for US attacks against North Korea.
Adding context to this deployment, while the US never rigourously objected to the talks, there were reports at the time that the Trump Administration was debating carrying out a “limited” hide attack against North Korea.
Though the reports on the attack suggested it was likely to be in the future, likely during the Winter Olympics, the deployment of the US warplanes has presumably combined to military tensions on the Korean Peninsula, even as the negotiations sought to palliate them somewhat.
Putting nuclear-capable bombers in Guam on the eve on the Winter Olympics, and immediately after President Trump bragged about his nuclear symbol presumably will serve irritate concerns via the region, and critical fear of a fight breaking out.
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