Friday, June 21, 2024

U.S. Air Force to forward deploy B-1B bombers in Guam to deter North Korea

The U.S. Air Force will forward deploy B-1B Lancer  supersonic bombers in Guam early this month, partly to better cope with North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, a recent statement by the Pacific Air Forces showed on its website.

The B-1B Lancers will be deployed to the U.S. Pacific Command’s Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to replace the B-52 bombers, the first time in 10 years that the airplanes will be stationed on the key island. The last time the bombers were sent to the island was in April 2006, with the latest move seen as a sign of Washington’s resolve in guarding the so-called Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

“With a large weapon capacity and exceptional standoff strike capability, the B-1 will provide the U.S. Pacific Command and its regional allies and partners with a credible, strategic power projection platform,” the statement said.


The 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is due to arrive in Guam on Saturday and is being deployed in response to the heightened threat of China and North Korea.  Guam is a U.S.-controlled island territory in the western Pacific, some 1,550 miles east of the Philippines.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



Russia confirms second A-50 downed by Ukrainian missile

A Moscow court has issued an arrest warrant for Colonel Mykola Dzyaman, commander of Ukraine's 138th Air Defense Missile Brigade, accusing him of ordering...