US deployed four B-52H bombers to the Pacific
A group of four American B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers has been deployed to an airbase on the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, the US Pacific Air Force Command said on January 30.
As the Mehrnews portal notes, the transfer of bombers to the region is likely related to the difficult relationship between Washington and Beijing.
So, before landing, one of the aircraft flew over the disputed waters and islands in the South China Sea, the rights to which China is defending.
Currently, in the South China Sea area, there is an aircraft carrier strike group of the US Navy, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
On January 24, the new head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, in a conversation with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, said that the United States was ready to defend the Senkaku Islands, whose territorial affiliation was disputed by China.
These islands are the subject of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. According to Tokyo, they have belonged to Japan since 1895, while in Beijing they claim that on the maps of 1783 and 1785 they are designated as the Chinese territory called Diaoyu.
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