US Secretly Deploys B-1 Strategic Bombers, E-6 "Doomsday" Planes Near North Korea

Tyler Durden's picture

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."

How has the Aviationist learned this?

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 Wing’s 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, it’s 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.


Nevertheless, this might have been a non-standard deployment; a move ordered hours after U.S. satellites and spyplanes from South Korea and Japan had spotted North Korean missiles being readied for launch.

What is even more curious is that instead of merely serving as very expensive deterrence props, the squadron has a very offensive role, and is preparing for attack:

Earlier [Douglass] had intercepted an interesting communication off a military satellite in which an Ellsworth AFB’s B-1B, callsign “Slam 1?, was training to hit a “missile facility” in Snyder, Texas.


A practice run for a mission in the DPRK with a school bus depot standing in for the real thing?




American B-1 bomber pilots have reportedly shifted their training programs, focusing on in East Asia, more than Afghanistan and the Middle East. And, above all, any training mission has many similarities with actual sorties that would be flown against a real enemy in combat.


Anyway, Douglass has recorded an audio snippet of the exercise (available here). Based on the coordinates for Snyder, Texas here‘s the target on Google Maps.

Finally, and most disturbing, is that another aircraft also in the process of deployment is none other than the E-6 Mercury "Doomsday" plane, which are among the pinnacle in US Airforce nuclear war preparedness, tasked with "providing command and control of U.S. nuclear forces should ground-based control become inoperable" and whose core functions include conveying instructions from the National Command Authority to fleet ballistic missile submarines and also to further command post capabilities and control of land-based missiles and nuclear-armed bombers.

You can read more about the military air activity recently monitored by Steve Douglass in an extremely interesting article he posted on his blog that not only summarize the contents of the messages he sent to The Aviationist, but provides some more details about the alleged overseas deployment of E-6 Mercury “doomsday” planes from Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.


Perhaps to Kim Jong-un the military escalation to nuclear war is only one big joke, but to the US it is increasingly appearing very serious. And perhaps this is precisely what the Pentagon wanted all along?

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kito's picture and obama kept telling me IRAN was the problem...that IRAN was going to blow up the world.........i believed them.....i really did..........

THX 1178's picture

Axis indeed. Now that Chavez is outta there... The dominoes are falling quickly. And by falling I mean being pushed over.

Fukushima Sam's picture

It is unlikely North Korea has the technology to hit a continental US city with an ICBM.

However, it very well may have the technology to put a small nuclear device in orbit and then detonate it over the continental US, thus taking out most electronic devices with an EMP pulse.

SpiceMustFlow's picture

It's doubtful and almost impossible they have the capability emp in space as they basically need neutrom bombs (see Gordon Prather) which they almost definitely don't have, the Chinese aren't that stupid. Also it would help if the stupid fucking US would stop staging monster war games every fucking year.

in4mayshun's picture


James_Cole's picture

Yet another absurd US-engineered bullshit conflict. 

SilverIsKing's picture

Maybe this is about China, not North Korea. Dump the USD and we'll be right over to show you something. Just a wild thought of a conspiracy theorist.

dick cheneys ghost's picture

Right. This is a message to China/Russia to back off the BRICS bank

Spirit Of Truth's picture

Russia and China are behind all of the North Korean nonsense:

markmotive's picture

Does North Korea have oil?

Why the f@ck would the US spend a dime on that place then? Who is this a proxy war against? China?


post turtle saver's picture

The same as last time... Russia and China.

Troll Magnet's picture

nobody engineers bullshit false flag events like the CIA.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

What....the Central Incompetence Agency?  You give them far too much credit.  You could only wish they were "in the know", but they aren't.  Western intelligence is dominated by strategic simpletons and you should be embarrassed by your utterly irrational false confidence.

eatapeach's picture

Mossad does it pretty well.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

This is a proxy war against the U.S. and the Western allies and you see the world upside down as exemplified by your disgraceful avatar.

Why cooperate in your own destruction and subjugation?

CoolClo's picture

North Korea does NOT have a Rothchild controlled PRIVATE Central Bank.....Neirther do Iran nor Cuba..Lybia and Iraq did not have one either until recently........

General Decline's picture

"North Korea does NOT have a Rothchild controlled PRIVATE Central Bank.....Neirther do Iran nor Cuba..Lybia and Iraq did not have one either until recently........"


DanDaley's picture

Nobody telegraphs nuclear punches like they're doing and means it. Either they have a series of very serious hidden chess moves or they want more money from somebody.

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture



I am curious-


can the N Koreans hit what they aim at?

I suggest they aim for Kansas-City.  Then they have a chance of hitting something somewhere on the continent.


how far along is the US anti-missile "defense" shield?  iow, does it work?

DanDaley's picture

They don't have to hit what they aim at, just get close...remember, close only counts in horseshoes, hand-grenades, and, yes, H-bombs. If they can throw up something just about anywhere over the continental US, it's a win via EMP.

Oldballplayer's picture

They will fire a missile straight out to sea.

This is getting tedious.

francis_sawyer's picture

They'll send a team of 40 commandos driving garbage trucks to take down the White House in 13 minutes flat & kidnap the teleprompter & defense secretary in the situation room... If they don't get the nuke codes, they'll drag Valerie Jarrett down the hall while she pledges allegiance to the flag... Boner will be put in [temporary] charge & will start crying... Dennis Rodman will end up saving the day... 

RideTheWalrus's picture

"Dennis Rodman will end up saving the day... "

This is going to be just like that Gilligans Island episode where the Harlem Globetrotters have to defeat the robots to save the island.

steve from virginia's picture



They must have discovered oil in North Korea.

The Squid's picture

This is all Dennis Rodman's fault...

Race Car Driver's picture

This is all a fucking cartoon.

All of it. The entire construct is a farce and a spectacle. After thousands of years of 'civilization' - this is the best we can do. How pathetic are we.

francis_sawyer's picture

Fucking FULL RETARD society... The only ones who don't think it's full retard are the jews who are furiously pulling levers & spinning dials from behind the curtain trying to maintain the smoke & fire special effects show...

Sandmann's picture

Well the USA is the nation that should know

francis_sawyer's picture

banana republic... [ask kito, above ~ it's also his favorite place to shop]...

Ms. Erable's picture

Nah, that slumlord patch of smeared pigeon shit Jarrett would make Barry give them the codes.

Rogue Trooper's picture

Wow what a movie that will be......!

Squiddly Diddly's picture

Here's the tell:

" 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."

CompassionateFascist's picture

It means Obama is quite serious about attacking N. Korea....if the provocations continue. He likes to kill people. One at a time (Chicago); in hundreds (drone strikes); a few thousand (Libya); tens of thousands (Syria)....6 figures next.

monkeyboy's picture

Should be good for another Nobel peace prize.'s picture

I don't think so, the naval base here on Coronado is awfully busy lately. 4 carriers in port ready to roll. Something's up, I've never seen so many warplanes come in like the last few days.

Jack Burton's picture

Well, with four Carriers tied up there, you would have all their air group flying off to the various Naval Air Fields. The skies would be packed. Not sure that the air activity you see is anything but routine for a Carrier coming into port. Though in my three years stationed or home ported in San Diego, I never remember seeing 4 Carriers in at once, that seems unusual in the extreme. I was either across the bay at the Fleet ASW Warfare School, or home ported down the bay and sailed past the Carrier berths on our way in and out of port. 4 is a lot at once, no doubt!

MythicalFish's picture

Convenient way for the navy to be spared the bulk of the Sequester cuts?

GMadScientist's picture

Shore leave sufficient to wipe all memory of not being paid?

TrulyBelieving's picture

Keep in mind that NK shares borders with China and Russia. Now tell, why would the US be interested in such a particular location?

Jack Burton's picture

"BINGO" Now you are getting to the heart of the matter! Russia a few months back deployed their brand new ultra modern S-400 Mobile Anti Aircraft Missile System to their border area with NK. They deployed S-400 there even before the Moscow Air Defense District got fully equipped.

The S-400 is superior to the US patriot, and is capable of taking down Missiles, Cruise Missiles and all forms of Air Craft. Stealth is not at all immune.

For Russia to deploy there, even before Moscow, means they are serious about their border areas.

zerozulu's picture

No country need to NUKE USA.


They just need us to spend some more.

Fukushima Sam's picture

Here is an article from 2009 over at Asia Times titled "Nuclear war is Kim Jong-il's game plan". Pretty interesting reading almost four years later:

"The game plan for nuclear war specifies four types of thermonuclear assault: (1) the bombing of operating nuclear power stations; (2) detonations of a hydrogen bombs in seas off the US, Japan and South Korea; (3) detonations of H-bombs in space far above their heartlands; and (4) thermonuclear attacks on their urban centers."


"The detonation of sea-borne or undersea H-bombs planted on the three countries' continental shelves will trigger nuclear tsunamis with devastating consequences."

Uber Vandal's picture

If anyone bothered to read the link, h/t to Fukushima Sam, this little tid bit at the end seems to be slightly different than what we have been told the capabilities of NK are:


According to a February 12, 2003, AP report, US intelligence had concluded a few years earlier that North Korea has a ballistic missile capable of hitting the western United States and possibly targets farther inland.

LeisureSmith's picture

Further down you get to this gem.

 Kim Myong Chol is author of a number of books and papers in Korean, Japanese and English on North Korea, including Kim Jong-il's Strategy for Reunification. He has a PhD from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's Academy of Social Sciences and is often called an "unofficial" spokesman of Kim Jong-il and North Korea. 

I sincerely doubt North Korea has 300 nukes and delivery vehicles capable of reaching the US (ICBM's etc.) I think the author is on some kickass coolaid or i have seriously underestimated the Kim's.

Pure Evil's picture

You can't believe everything written deep in the bowels of the CIA.