Inside the Ring: U.S. Flexes B-2 Muscle in Show of Force on China’s Doorstep

Three B-2 bombers completed a tour of duty in Guam this week, as tensions remained high between the U.S. and China

Three B-2 bombers completed a tour of duty in Guam this week, as tensions remained high between the U.S. and China / AP

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Three B-2 strategic nuclear bombers completed a tour of duty in Guam this week, as tensions remained high between the United States and China over what the Pentagon called a “dangerous” Chinese fighter-jet intercept of a U.S. surveillance plane last week.

“This training deployment demonstrates continued U.S. commitment to global strategic bomber operations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and exercises the president’s credible and flexible military options to meet national security obligations for the U.S. and its allies,” said Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander ofU.S. Strategic Command.

Adm. Haney said in a statement that the bombers are intended to send a message to allies and adversaries.

Read the full article at the Washington Times.