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Only 6 of 61 US Air Force B-1B Strategic Bombers Are Fully Combat-Ready
August 07, 2019

Only 6 of 61 US Air Force B-1B Strategic Bombers Are Fully Combat-Ready

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Merely six of the U.S. Air Force’s 61 B-1B bombers are fully mission-capable, according to a senior military officer.

Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Reaches Early Operational Capability on US B-1B Bomber
December 20, 2018

Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Reaches Early Operational Capability on US B-1B Bomber

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin has delivered the first set of Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles to the U.S. Air Force.
US Air Force's New Stealth Bomber to Replace B-1Bs and B-2s
February 14, 2018

US Air Force's New Stealth Bomber to Replace B-1Bs and B-2s

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force plans to mothball B-1Bs and B-2s as the service is shifting funds for its new B-21 stealth bomber.

The Case for Peace in Korea
January 06, 2018

The Case for Peace in Korea

By Patrick Monaghan
Capabilities matter, but intentions matter more.

US B-1B Bomber Joins US-ROK War Games in Korea
December 07, 2017

US B-1B Bomber Joins US-ROK War Games in Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A B-1B bomber flying from Guam joined up with U.S. stealth fighters over Korean skies.

US Bombers, Fighters Fly North of Demilitarized Zone Off North Korea's Coast
September 24, 2017

US Bombers, Fighters Fly North of Demilitarized Zone Off North Korea's Coast

By Ankit Panda
The flights were the farthest north of the DMZ any U.S. fighters or bombers have flown in the 21st century.

US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan
September 19, 2017

US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan

By Ankit Panda
The mission was described by U.S. Pacific Command as a "sequenced bilateral show of force."
Will North Korea's New Long-Range Missiles Let It Coerce the United States?
August 12, 2017

Will North Korea's New Long-Range Missiles Let It Coerce the United States?

By Adam Mount
North Korea's long-range missiles are permitting it to take greater coercive risks.

Bombers and Missiles Show Limits of US Responses to North Korean ICBM Tests
August 03, 2017

Bombers and Missiles Show Limits of US Responses to North Korean ICBM Tests

By Steven Stashwick
North Korean missiles show increasing capability while U.S. responses remain static.

US Dispatches 2 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Korean Peninsula
July 31, 2017

US Dispatches 2 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Korean Peninsula

By Franz-Stefan Gady
After North Korea’s recent ICBM test, the U.S. dispatched 2 B-1B Lancers for joint drills with Japan and South Korea.

Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
June 21, 2017

Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force dispatched two B-1B Lancers for joint drills with Japanese and South Korean military aircraft.
US Air Force Deployed Supersonic Strategic Bombers to South China Sea
June 12, 2017

US Air Force Deployed Supersonic Strategic Bombers to South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two U.S. Air Force bombers conducted training flights over the disputed waters last week.

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