The nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress is participating in exercises on Russia’s doorstep in the Baltic Sea, the Arctic and along Russia’s borders with Nato countries.
The exercises are part of a scheduled training operation but America maybe seeking to reassure its European allies especially in light of President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement yesterday.
“Training with allies improves coordination between allies and enables the US Air Force to build enduring relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges,” the Air Force said in a press release.
President Trump declared his trip to Europe last month a “great success for America”.
Critics say that although the president is delivering on his campaign promise of America First, it could alienate his European allies.
President Trump is determined that all members of Nato should pay their way.
At the moment America carries the lion’s share of the costs.