2 B-2 Spirit bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo, will temporarily operate from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. http://t.co/ukLXAgGq
— U.S. Pacific Command (@PacificCommand) January 23, 2013
The U.S. Pacific Command has announced that a pair of its B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are being temporily stationed in Guam. Normally, these birds live in Missouri, so it’s quite a move.
There are a number of possible explanations for the shift, but we couldn’t help but wonder if it was connected to some other news today.
North Korea warns it will strengthen ‘nuclear deterrence’ in reaction to UN punishment wapo.st/SymlTI
— Post World News (@PostWorldNews) January 23, 2013
— U.S. Embassy Seoul(@usembassyseoul) January 23, 2013
Any military buffs care to comment? Is this standard procedure, or is there some tactical significance to this?