Three B-2s deploying to the Asia-Pacific region amid growing tensions with North Korea

A KC-135 Stratotanker from Altus Air Force Base, Okla., refuels a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber from Whiteman AFB, Mo., during a refueling training mission, Aug. 29, 2012. The KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew was assigned to refuel a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber in support of a training mission.

B-2 bombers deploying near the Korean Peninsula.

On Mar. 10, the U.S. announced the deployment of three Air Force B-2 stealth bombers to the Asia-Pacific region amid growing tensions with North Korea. The aircraft, from the 509th Bomb Wing, from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, will officially conduct training activities with the Australian armed forces, even though the deployment of the Spirit radar-evading planes seems more to be a way to flex muscles against Pyongyang that has ...

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