B-1B bombers from Ellsworth AFB, S.D.,—the base that narrowly escaped the BRAC ax—Monday began replacing B-2 Spirits at Andersen AB, Guam. The 120-day tour for the B-2 stealth bombers from Whiteman AFB, Mo., ended. Stateside bomber units have been staging out of Andersen to help maintain a strong US presence in the Pacific. Read here about USAF’s plan for a new strike force on Guam and here for the big picture on the Pacific region.
Space Development Agency director Derek M. Tournear, the driving force behind the Space Force's Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture, said the service won't change its strategy in the face of reports that Russia is developing a space-based nuclear weapon.