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US bombers fly near South China Sea islands militarized by Beijing | Stars and Stripes
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US bombers fly near South China Sea islands militarized by Beijing | Stars and Stripes

A pair of Guam-based bombers recently flew near disputed islands in the South China Sea, an Air Force statement said.

The B-52H Stratofortress bombers left Andersen Air Force Base on Monday for the “routine training mission,” the statement said.

“This recent mission is consistent with international law and the United States’ long-standing commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” it added.

The U.S. routinely sends the aircraft to the South China Sea — where more than $1.2 trillion in U.S. trade transits annually — and other parts of the Indo-Pacific as part of its “continuous bomber presence” missions out of Andersen.

Source: US bombers fly near South China Sea islands militarized by Beijing | Stars and Stripes