US sending B-52s to Middle East against Iran 'threat'

  • by Yahoo News - Top Stories , Jun 06, 2019
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US sending B-52s to Middle East against Iran 'threat'The US Air Force is deploying massive B-52 Stratofortress bombers to the Gulf in response to an alleged possible plan by Iran to attack American forces in the region, the Pentagon said Tuesday. "The deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force are considered a prudent step in response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against US forces and our interests," said acting Pentagon spokesman Charles Summers in a statement.


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