US, Japanese troops begin joint military exercise amid North Korea threat

US, Japanese troops begin joint military exercise amid North Korea threat

US, Japanese troops begin joint military exercise amid North Korea threat

Two United States Air Force B-1B bombers, on August 7, conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral missions with South Korea and Japan showing that they are ready to "Fight Tonight".

The commander of the North Korean Army made more threats Wednesday night, saying they will have a plan to fire on Guam by the middle of this month.

An estimated 42,835 Filipinos, live in Guam, a Pacific island with a population of a little more than 162,000, which is home to a US military base and sits approximately 2,500 km away from the Philippines.

The U.S. planes, which were created to carry nuclear bombs and later switched to conventional payloads, followed up the drills with Japan with a separate exercise with South Korean Forces, the ASDF said.

In the USA territory, there's a sense of patriotism among those who cite the island's history of Guam residents serving in the US military.

I know we woke up to media reports of North Korea's talk of revenge on the United States and this so-called new-found technology that allows them to target Guam.

Guam is home to key military bases and 160,000 Americans. We are not just a military installation.

Ellsworth B-1s were last deployed to Guam in August 2016, when they took over continuous-bomber-presence operations from the B-52 Stratofortress bomber squadrons from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, and Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. A huge red, white and blue ribbon is outside the airport terminal.

"They believe that we are not true USA citizens, when we do have plenty of Chamorro people going into the USA military and serving for their country and dying for their country", he said.

Guam is about 2,100 miles (3,380 kilometers) southeast of Pyongyang and 3,800 miles (6,115 kilometers) west of Honolulu in the Pacific Ocean.

Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel will continue generating B-1 bomber sorties to demonstrate the continuing USA commitment to stability and security in the region, providing commanders with a strategic power-projection platform and fulfilling the need for aircraft that are mission-ready at any time, an important part of national defense during a time of high regional tension, Pacific Air Forces officials said. An attack or threat to Guam is a threat or attack on the United States.

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