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In the latest turn of events, Kim Jong Un is still not getting it and his blind pursuit to test ICBMs capable of a nuclear strike is getting stronger. His latest missile tests proved to be capable to reach Guam (where we have a base) and some speculate that his rockets could reach the west coast of the United States.
Add to that his latest verbal threats which included saying that North Korea is ready to teach America “a severe lesson” while contemplating striking Guam, and you put the U.S. in a corner with no other choice but to act.
In response, President Trump was quoted saying:
“(the regime) will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
As a show of force, the Air Force launched two nuclear strike capable B-1 bombers out of the Andersen Air Force Base which is precisely in the same place Kim threatened, namely, Guam.
The bombers along with fighter planes from other bases started training their bombing and intercepting formations, one pilot saying, “how we train is how we fight and the more we interface with our allies, the better prepared we are to fight tonight.”
Although such training is common, it seems that the mentality of the crews is shifting from just a routine to something they might actually need to fall on in the near future.