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    US May Use Heavy Bombers in Guam for Preemptive Strike on North Korea

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    The Pentagon has prepared a contingency plan to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea, which may involve US fighters on the Pacific island of Guam, US military sources told NBC on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Officials told the US news channel that six B-1B "Lancer" bombers were one of the options. A strike could also come from sea, land or cyberspace – if ordered by US President Donald Trump.

    The US military has reportedly identified two dozens of targets in North Korea – launch sites, testing grounds and support facilities – that will come under the attack, the outlet said.

    The United States has recently intensified training flights of B-1B bombers stationed at the Andersen air base in Guam after a rise in tension over the North’s missile tests.

    On Thursday, North Korean state media said its military would complete a plan by mid-August to strike an area miles from Guam, in a show of force, after President Trump warned Pyongyang it would face "fire and fury" if it continued making threats.

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