The US Central Command announced the deployment of giant “B-52” bombers in the Middle East, to “deter aggression” and reassure US partners.
Colonel Bill Urban, a spokesman for the US Central Command, said in a statement that the air crew for the B-52 plane prepared in a short time at the Minot Air Force base in the US state of Dakota, and set off on a long mission in the Middle East.
“Urban” added that the ongoing mission proves the ability of the US military to deploy combat air power anywhere in the world within a short time, and to integrate into the operations of Central Command to maintain regional stability and security, he said.
According to the statement, these tasks help the crew of air strikes aircraft in identifying the airspace of the region, and the functions of command and control, and allow them to integrate with the American air assets in the field, which increases the readiness of the joint forces, indicating on the other hand that the United States does not seek to cause any A conflict, but is committed to responding to any emergency, anywhere in the world.
Although the statement did not clearly specify what kind of aggression the giant bombers came to deter it, observers considered that the message was aimed at Iran, after news of US President Donald Trump’s discussion with his advisers on the possibility of launching a military strike on Iranian sites, while US administration officials advised him. Not to undertake such an adventure for fear that it would turn into a large-scale conflict.
The B-52 bomber is one of the most powerful American air weapons, as it can launch missiles and laser-guided bombs, and is capable of carrying missiles with nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles, and it can fly 8,000 miles without the need for refueling.
It should be noted that US forces had previously used “B-52” bombers to confront “ISIS” inside Syria, and they had a great devastating effect, especially in the city of Raqqa.
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