The U.S. deployment of its B-52s in East Asia is rekindling tension between Washington and Beijing.
Four U.S. B-52 Stratofortress B-52 bombers returned to a base in Guam after a three-year absence to conduct “deterrence” missions in the Indo-Pacific region, Andersen Air Force Base said in a press release.
“Four U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers returned to the Indo-Pacific region January 28 for a deployment of the Bombing Task Force, conducting operations from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam,” the statement said Friday, January 29.
The bombers will participate in “strategic deterrence missions” with various U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
The U.S. B-52 bombers were last deployed to Guam in December 2018.
Although the coming to power of Joe Biden raised hopes of a de-escalation between the United States and China, the Americans have resumed their threats against Beijing.
by Basit Abbasi – CCTV