Stratcom Deploys Bombers Near Baltics

Three B-52s join war games

Three nuclear-capable bombers deployed to Europe this week for large-scale military exercises near Russia, the Strategic Command announced Friday night.

The B-52s from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are currently operating from a base in Britain and joined maritime naval exercises in the Baltic Sea called Baltops 15, the largest naval exercise by NATO forces in the region this year.

The exercises are being held on and above international waters in the Baltic Sea and in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia—the Baltic states—and Poland. Continue reading

US softens on Chinese ADIZ after South China Sea incident: Duowei

To answer a question from a previous post: No, China is not afraid of the United States — and this subtle act of capitulation is one such example as to why. China is slowly taking over Asia at America’s expense.

Washington’s reaction to the ADIZ announcement last month was initially strong, with sternly worded statements from US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, as well as the dispatch of US B-52 bombers into the new zone. Continue reading

WRAPUP 1-China military sends air patrols through new defence zone

Nov 29 (Reuters) – China sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft into its new air defence zone over the East China Sea on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.

Japan and South Korea also flew military aircraft through the zone on Thursday while Washington sent two unarmed B-52 bombers into the airspace earlier this week in a sign of support for its ally Japan. None of those aircraft informed Beijing. Continue reading