USA deploys B-2 stealth bombers to Guam

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During the bilateral talks between North and South Korea this week, the US Air Force deployed three nuclear-capable B-2 Spirit bombers to Guam, along with some 200 airmen.

The bat-winged B-2s and 200 airmen deployed to Andersen Air Force Base on the USA island territory from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Both the bombers and personnel were originally from the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

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

US Pacific Air Forces disclosed the deployment Wednesday night, and the Pentagon released several photographs of the planes landing on Guam on Monday. Newsweek reached out to U.S. Pacific Command for a comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication.

The deployment aims to send a strong signal to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un just a few days after its talks with South Korea. As Pacific Daily News reported, unlike other us military bases in the region, the United States maintains the most decision-making freedom on Guam.

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Commentator Tyler Rogoway said: "The 40,000lb super-bunker buster will be absolutely essential for any major air war aimed at wiping out North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, as well as for destroying key regime targets, many of which are buried under mountains".

North Korea agreed to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics, but still said they would not discuss denuclearization. "It could be a resulting work of the USA -led sanctions and pressure".

Earlier on Tuesday, South Korea had said it would temporarily lift sanctions on North Korea so that they could participate in the Olympic Games.

"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.