According to reports, a B-2 stealth bomber equipped with nuclear strike capabilities made rounds over undisclosed parts of the Pacific region this weekend
The event took place ahead of President Trump’s visit to Japan and South Korea. According to a US military statement, the bomber aimed to “familiarize aircrew with air bases and operations in different geographic combatant commands, enabling them to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency.”
Moreover, the statement also said that the mission was intended as “a visible demonstration of commitment to our allies and enhancing regional security.”
Due to the fact that the B-2 bomber is a large operating range and has the ability to refuel in the air, it is most likely a US’ favorite in the event of a nuclear attack on North Korea.
The event occurred at the time Trump is set to meet the leaders of both South Korea and Japan starting with November 5 on the subject of the increasing tensions with the North Korean communist regime.
Jim Mattis, Pentagon chief, who is currently visiting the allies in the region, said that: “I cannot imagine a condition under which the United States would accept North Korea as a nuclear power.”
Yonhap, South Korea’s news agency, stated on Sunday that the South Korean regime nodded its intent to suggest offering maintenance support for US strategic military with the hope that “the U.S. will expand its missions on the Korean Peninsula without any concerns over issues of maintenance, fuel supplies and so forth.”
In the light of these events, North Korea spent the weekend preparing for a war, and conducted evacuation and black out drills across the country.
“I have never heard of this type of training exercises before in North Korea, but am not surprised,” adding that “They must realize how serious the situation is,” said Chun In-Bum, retired South Korean lieutenant general