More bombers could fly to the Pacific — even if for shorter missions — in the U.S. military’s pressure campaign against North Korea, the Air Force’s top general said Thursday.
The B-52 Stratofortress or B-2 Spirit, both nuclear-capable, long-range bombers, could make appearances if top leadership in the Pacific sees fit, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon.
Recently, “We’ve actually had all three rotating through Andersen [Air Force Base, Guam],” he said, alongside Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson. Goldfein was referring to the U.S.’ continuous bomber presence mission.
A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flew to the region last…