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US Deploys First B-52 Bomber Over Persian Gulf Under Biden in Show of Force

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US Deploys First B-52 Bomber Over Persian Gulf Under Biden in Show of Force

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The Pentagon on Wednesday successfully conducted a strategic bomber’s patrol mission from Louisiana to the Middle East to showcase U.S. commitment to regional security, military officials said. The crew of the U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress,” a long-range heavy bomber, departed from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana on Tuesday and reportedly completed a continuous flight into the Persian Gulf region. The United States regularly performs such military practices with B-52’s patrolling over the Persian Gulf in a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. “This long-range, short-duration defensive mission was intended to demonstrate the U.S. military’s ability to deploy airpower anywhere in the world to deter potential aggression,” the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement. Since November 2020, the U.S. Air Force has completed six such patrol missions near Iran. It was, however, the first time since …

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