The United States Air Force is deploying over 200 service members and at least three nuclear-capable bombers to the island of Guam; sending a clear message of strength to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as he continues to threaten the US and allies in the region.
The US Pacific Command announced the decision on its official social media page, posting “Approximately 200 #Airmen and three #B2 Spirits deployed to @AndersenAFBGuam to support @PacificCommand‘s Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission.”
— PACAF (@PACAF) January 11, 2018
The deployment comes just days after the North Korean regime told South Korean officials that all of its nuclear weapons were “only aimed at the United States.”
North and South Korean officials held high-level meetings at the de-militarized zone between the two nations for the first time in two years this week in an attempt to ease tensions ahead of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
A “historic” agreement was made between the countries, with North Korea agreeing to send athletes, a negotiating delegation, and state-run media into the South ahead of the international competition.