(Source: The Times (UK), Michael Evans) – US nuclear bombers in show of force to China and Russia

America’s strategic bomber squadrons have been engaged in a co-ordinated show of force over the Indo-Pacific region and Europe to demonstrate that the US is ready to confront any aggression, even amid the coronavirus crisis.

All three types of the US air force’s long-range bombers — the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, the B-52H Stratofortress and the B-1B Lancer — have recently been flying missions thousands of miles from their home bases. The B-2 and B-52H are designed to carry nuclear bombs and the B-1B has cruise missiles with conventional warheads.

The muscle-flexing is intended to send a signal to China, which has been taking advantage of the pandemic to boost its power in the Indo-Pacific region (…)

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Photo © The B1-B bomber is backed by America’s nuclear-capable B-2 and B-52H warplanes, USAF, as published in ibid