Skip to comments.US Secretly Deploys B-1 Strategic Bombers, E-6 "Doomsday" Planes Near North Korea
Posted on 04/05/2013 5:28:06 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
First the US fanfared the placement of two F-22 Raptors in the Osan airbase of South Korea. Then it demonstratively launched a B-2 stealth bomber on a training mission over a South Korean gunnery range. Then it deployed an anti-ballistic missile defense system to Guam and positioned two guided-missile destroyers in the waters near Korea. And now, courtesy of the Aviationist, we learn that the Pentagon has escalated once more in an ongoing cat and mouse game with North Korea, of who blinks first, and dispatched several B-1 ("Bone") Lancer strategic long-range bombers to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. What is different this time, however, is that unlike the previous very public and widely trumpeted reciprocal escalation steps, this particular deployment has been kept secret from the public (at least the broader public), "a fact that could be the sign that the U.S. is not only making symbolic moves (as the above mentioned ones), but it is preparing for the worst scenario: an attack on North Korea."
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Secret? We don’ need no steenkin’ secrets.
I have total confidence in DefSec Chuck Hagel. s/
They are good cruise missile launchers.
It is believed that North Korea cannot mobilize their army because of parts shortages and fuel issues.
Does Obammy know about this???
You have to have a liberal in the White House to take out NK...the peaceniks will mute their criticism of him after the war.
Somebody is getting ready for something, but it isn’t Obama, Kerry or Hagel.
Meanwhile, in the news, Guam tips over with addition of more US troops and planes there. Photos at 11.
NK has just completed wargames in the border region, where they created much hardship for the local civilians by clearcutting woodlands, eating local food supplies that can’t be replaced. Among their wargames were tunneling exercises.
One case of a starving soldier being beaten for stealing some rice and he retaliated and shot 5 officers.
I don’t know why they would deploy the B-1.One of our subs could smoke the whole miserable country before breakfast.
It’s “secret” because between the internet and the lame stream media we all know how to keep one! :p
Wow!!! That is some secret!!!!!!lol
PS. Is it still a secret?
IIRC The Bone no longer carries nukes. It was reconfigured some years ago to carry a plethora of convention weapons though I wonder does it carries bunker busters. Given the probability that young Kim and his entourage are living in bunkers the Bone makes sense. But do we have accurate intel. I do not see the haloed one going for anything less than a strike with stereotactic radiosurgical precision.
Kim is kinda begging to be assassinated by his own.
Uh, I suspect we do not have enough nuke subs active and deployed.
Dang! Now all our secrets are exposed!
Visible show of force?
Well, on the bright side, they weren't gift wrapped.
Um....ok. I gotta ask. How is it “secretly”?
It’s also a good carrier of the big bunker buster bombs.
That presumes that after 3 generations of what is basically a crime family rule, there's a viable alternative organized somewhere.
They can bomb them from Diego Garcia, too. I’m pretty sure they have some B-1s along with some B-52s.
This is not at all surprising....of course the US, S. Korea and all others are positioning, Kim-Un and his puppeteers are showing again they are unpredictable in how far across the line they will go....they have yet to see a line under Kim Un....so someone may have to show it to him.
Kim has to go further out on his limb to save face among his people....he'll fire something now...the target is now the issue so all have to be prepared...quietly and otherwise.
We have SSBNs on deterrent patrol, and in range of all designated target packages at all times, and this has been true continuously for the last 50 years.
And "one" is enough.
Whatever this is - it is designed for NK consumption. They want fat boy to know this stuff. Two little dictators playing ‘bluff’. Oh my.
The NORKS have 10K arty tubes of 152mm and up within 20 miles of the DMZ. One salvo and they’ll kill 50K people in Seoul. None of this requires much movement. The arty sites are stocked and sighted in. By the time USAF and ROK planes are in the air and cany counter battery fire is effective Seoul could be a smoldering ruin.
I've been screening through vast photos of his army....and that of Kim and those he has Photo shoots with since he took office there.. The malnutrition is apparent even in the military....remarkably so in some of the photos.
I think he's so anxious to get these propaganda photos out, now especially, that he's foolishly overlooks those around him. This was caught for a time, and soon only the “healthy” were allowed to be photographed with him...going so far as to having students from the city dress in military garb to fake the take. But they don't always get it right.
A lot of these numbers thrown around for DPRK artillery and its effects are greatly exaggerated.
Not all of it is across the border from Seoul, and only some of it can reach the northern extremes of Seoul, and then only a fraction of it can actually reach all of the vast Seoul metropolis.
And cities and human beings are far more survivable than you would think. Seoul has solidly-built buildings and people aren't going to be standing around gawking on the street after the first shells fall.
It will be bad but take with a giant boulder of salt some of the extreme predictions.
Not so secret.
Why would they send a doomsday plane over there ? Will Obama be on Vacation near by?
“Kim is kinda begging to be assassinated by his own.”
In a country ruled by a personality cult around the family as much as anything else im not sure they can assassinate him.
Once the big guns no longer point at SK, they can't do a damn thing. IMO, it is the only reason we don't take out their missiles that we watch for days by satellite. Right now if we hit them, they obliterate Seoul. Take that out of the equation and fatboy will fold his hand.
there are very very few healthy people left, Kim3 usually eats them
There's not much defense against the first salvo, so what are the alternatives?
Maybe his top brass or advisors goaded him on.
Instead of an outright coup right after the previous unstable Dear Leader croaked.
If it’s a secret, how come we know about it?
I believe Kim believes Obama’s fearmongering about the sequester.
From his station in Amarillo, Texas, author, investigative journalist, technologies expert Steve Douglass heard something interesting. In a message he sent us on Facebook he said:
Late last night I monitored DARK flight of seven on PRIME (311.000 MHZ STRATCOM PRIMARY) asking for current weather for UAM [airport code for Guam - Andersen Air Force Base]. On the frequency of 251.100 Mhz,DARK flight also was calling for GASSR 11 and GASSR 12? (KC-135s) for Tanker drag to BAB [Beale AFB, California].
Dark is the standard radio callsign for the 7th Bomb Wings B-1s based at Dyess AFB, near Abilene, Texas.
Even if U.S. bombers routinely deploy to Guam (where at least two B-2s are reportedly already based), the fact that seven Bones were apparently moving together is something a bit unusual, even if they were not going to Andersen AFB (they might need the weather report for UAM because it was an alternate airfield or simply a stopover on their way to somewhere else).
Actually, its also weird that some many big bombers were flying together (as the flight of seven heard by Douglass seems to suggest) since a standard ferry flight of multiple planes would normally see the aircraft move individually. And, another strange thing is that the pilot talked about their destination in the clear: if they wanted it to be secret, they would speak on secure radios."
Would strategic aircraft transmit in the open? Would they break standard flight ops and fly in WW2-style formation?
“Paging Dr. Strangelove... please pick up the red phone”.
discussing the Doomsday machine]
President Merkin Muffley: “How is it possible for this thing to be triggered automatically and at the same time impossible to untrigger”?
Dr. Strangelove: “Mr. President, it is not only possible, it is essential. That is the whole idea of this machine, you know. Deterrence is the art of producing in the mind of the enemy... the FEAR to attack. And so, because of the automated and irrevocable decision-making process which rules out human meddling, the Doomsday machine is terrifying and simple to understand... and completely credible and convincing”.
B-1 is not as sexy as the Stealth planes, but it is a ground hugging munitions delivery horse.
The view of and vibration from one of them making a night take-off with the power poured on is awesome. Absolutely awesome power. I have seen them under those circumstances at Dyess.
And they can carry the payload.
That’s funny right there.
Nice...really criminal how Truman stopped MacArthur from freeing ALL of Korea.
Oooooou, somebody (or plural) should be quaking in their boots.
2. Intimidation factor.
Well if they’re reporting it, it’s not much of a secret now, is it?
I expect Obama’s MSM will be soon be claiming that Obama, and the democrats, averted a Nuclear war and saved millions of lives.
I dont know why they would deploy the B-1.One of our subs could smoke the whole miserable country before breakfast.
Smoke what? Other than Pyongyang the country is rural. We gonna nuke a rice paddy?
Oops, guess the secret’s out.