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A US Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

US F-22s and B-2 bombers complete new training to show China they won’t back down

While Beijing increasingly takes a militaristic line toward Washington, the US Air Force made the purpose of its new training explicit, with stealth nuclear bombers and fighter jets built to counter threats like Beijing's South China Sea fortress.
B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, await clearance to taxi onto the flightline after conducting local training at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, January 16, 2017.

The B-2 stealth bomber made its first overseas deployment 20 years ago — here’s why it’s still one of the most feared aircraft in th...

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the deployment of one of America's most important and expensive weapon systems — the B-2 Spirit.
All three current US bombers.

US Air Force’s new bomber will retire the B-1 and B-2 — but keep the B-52 flying for 90 years

The US Air Force has begun planning a new nuclear-capable, ultra-stealth bomber that will phase out the B-1B Lancer and B-2 spirit bombers.
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016.

US stealth bombers in Guam appear to be readying for a tactical nuclear strike on North Korea

B-2 stealth bombers with upgraded tactical nuclear weapons may lend themselves to killing Kim Jong Un should he hide in an underground bunker during a conflict.
All three US strategic bombers in Europe for BALTOPS.

The US just majorly stepped up nuclear bomber deployments to Guam amid soaring North Korea tensions

Recently, rumblings that North Korea is planning to launch a satellite and that the US is planning to strike a North Korean launch have been making news.
A B-52G Stratofortress bomber aircraft takes off from a runway during Operation Desert Storm.

The Air Force and US Strategic Command say they aren’t planning to put nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert

The Air Force is upgrading facilities some of its bases, but it says there are no plans to change the alert status of its nuclear bombers.

One picture captures the might of the US Air Force’s bomber fleet in Europe

Nuclear-capable and heavy bombers are the most visible leg of the US's nuclear triad, and are often deployed to deter aggression and promote stability.

Finland, Norway, and Sweden are conducting a massive air exercise amid Russia tensions

The exercise will feature multi-role fighters, electronic warfare aircraft, and ground-based air defense "for the purposes of crisis management."