Tensions between the U.S. and China continue as the two powers work to keep control of the South China Sea and surrounding areas. U.S. Pacific Air Forces said on Twitter on that B-1 bombers had been conducting a mission the South China Sea following completing a training mission near Hawaii with the Navy. Both the Air Force and the Navy have been increasing their presence in the area over the past year. Blame over the coronavirus pandemic has not helped ease tensions these past few months, even as most countries have turned inward to focus on the virus. The Air Force also sent four B-1B bombers and around 200 airmen to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on May 1st to support Pacific forces.