US stationing B-2 stealth bombers in Guam; Reaction to North Korea?

The U.S. Pacific Command has announced that a pair of its B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are being temporily stationed in Guam. Normally, these birds live in Missouri, so it’s quite a move.

There are a number of possible explanations for the shift, but we couldn’t help but wonder if it was connected to some other news today.

North Korea warns it will strengthen ‘nuclear deterrence’ in reaction to UN punishment

— Post World News (@PostWorldNews) January 23, 2013

“There will be an increasingly steep price to pay if North Korea again chooses confrontation” — @ambassadorrice…

— U.S. Embassy Seoul(@usembassyseoul) January 23, 2013

Any military buffs care to comment? Is this standard procedure, or is there some tactical significance to this?

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