The US Has Deployed Two Strategic Bombers To Guam
Two American B-1B Lancer strategic bombers have arrived at Andersen airbase on the island of GUAM in the Western Pacific, the US air force said.
Bombers that took off from Ellsworth air force base in South Dakota, after a TRANS-Pacific flight EN route to GUAM, conducted joint exercises with F-15 fighters of the air force of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces over the waters of the sea of Japan, the US Air Force command in the Pacific said in a statement.
According to reports, the flights took place to the South-East of the Russian Primorsky territory.
As the US military noted, "two bombers... they are intended to support the efforts of the air force in the Pacific to conduct exercises with allies, partners and joint forces, as well as to carry out strategic deterrence missions to ensure a law-based international order in the region."
The day before, the command of the US Pacific fleet reported that the US nuclear-powered aircraft carriers Ronald Reagan and Nimitz resumed joint patrols in the South China sea.
"Carrier strike groups led by carriers Nimitz and Ronald Reagan are conducting operations in the South China Sea, where international law allows, to reaffirm our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region, an international order based on law, and to our allies and partners in the region," said Jim Kirk, commander of carrier strike group Nimitz.
At the same time, it is emphasized that "the presence of two aircraft carrier groups in the South China sea is not a reaction to any specific political or world events."
Against the backdrop of strained relations between the United States and China, on July 4-5, these carrier groups have already conducted exercises in the South China sea. They also involved a b-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber.
This week, the US officially rejected China's claims to several territories in the South China Sea.