US Deploys B-2 Bombers Towards North Korea Amid Escalating Tension

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U.S. deploys nuclear capable B-2 bombers to Asia amid North Korea tension

The U.S. have dispatched three B-2 stealth bombers to the Asia-Pacific region amid escalating tensions with North Korea. 

U.S. Strategic Command announced the deployment on Wednesday morning, but said the exact destination of the bombers were a secret. reports:

The deployment was announced Wednesday by U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for U.S. nuclear forces. B-2 bombers are capable of launching nuclear as well as conventional weapons.

They are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Strategic Command said the bombers will conduct training with the Australian military during the deployment, which amounts to a show of force at a time of mounting tensions with North Korea.

North Korea threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes after the United States and South Korea began large-scale war games this month.

Strategic Command declined to say where the bombers will be operating from, or for how long.