The United States dispatches Triad nuclear bombers to the Pacific for the first time amidst rising tensions.
Tensions in the South China Sea and the Pacific Rim are rising at an alarming rate. For the first time, the Obama Administration dispatched Triad nuclear bombers to the region. The bombers are loaded with enough nuclear weaponry to annihilate the entire region. The United States scrambled three nuclear bombers to the Pacific region in order to reassure allies in the area. The move was in response to China’s allegedly growing aggression following the Hague-based Court of Arbitration ruling against Bejing’s claim to territories in the South China Sea, and the Chinese deploying the THAAD anti-missile system.
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Three nuclear bombers will be dispatched to the Pacific to operate in the US Pacific Command region supporting the Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) and Bomber Assurance and Deterrence (BAAD) missions. The bombers will include a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, a Rockwell B-1B Lancer, and a Northrup Grumman B-2A Spirit. As per the US Air Force, the nuclear bombers were being dispatched to ward off any potential adversaries of course, China was not specifically mentioned. North Korea may be the other potential adversary.
It would make sense for the United States to contain North Korea however, the White House does seem to be targeting Beijing which indicates a violent shit of policy towards China. Previously, the Obama Administration was focused on strengthening economic and defense ties with allies in the Pacific. It would seem the new policy calls for increased militarism.
The move by the United States has not been received well by China, and while dispatching the three nuclear bombers has China irritated, North Korea seems somewhat concerned. According to a report by Agence France-Presse (AFP) Pyongyang is already accusing the United States of planning a preemptive nuclear strike against North Korea. Whether or not that’s the case will be made clear in days to come.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.