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U.S. Air Force Deploys B-52 Bombers Amidst Growing Tensions With Iran

As tensions continue to mount between the U.S. and Iran, the Air Force is deploying six B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia, an island base in the Indian Ocean. Though there has been no official word from the Pentagon of the strategic move, reliable sources have confirmed the deployment of the bombers.

The move, which was first reported by CNN, was the latest in efforts by U.S. military officials to bolster resources near the Middle East after the Iraqi Shia militia Kataib Hezbollah hinted at possible retaliatory attacks to avenge Soleimani’s death.


The B-52 bombers reportedly were spotted departing from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana to Diego Garcia, which is located 2,300 miles south of Iran’s southernmost tip.

The legendary B-52 is one of the most devastating weapons in the U.S. arsenal. Each aircraft has eight engines and is designed to carry a large cache of weapons including cruise missiles, conventional and laser-guided bombs, and they have long been a staple of America’s nuclear capabilities. Whether there are any nuclear weapons on-board the six bombers that have been deployed cannot be confirmed at this time.

The U.S. military previously had sent a bomber task force to Qatar in May, but the bombers left after a few months, according to defense officials.

In other news regarding military actions in light of the growing tensions between Iran and the U.S. since the killing of General Soleimani, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have reached out to stop confusion about a letter circulating from the U.S. military telling Iraq that it would withdraw troops from the region a day after Iraqi lawmakers approved a resolution calling to expel U.S. troops from the country.

Both Esper and Milley called the “unsigned letter” a “mistake” and said the U.S. had “no intention” of withdrawing troops from the Middle East as unease in the region has ramped up.

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23 Comments on this post.
  • wayne weaver
    8 January 2020 at 4:19 pm
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    • Cindy Traub
      8 January 2020 at 5:20 pm
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      I agree with you wayne!!!!

  • Cliff
    8 January 2020 at 4:21 pm
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    These RAGHEADS do not have a clue in hell what they are up against.We do not even have to put, (as they say) “boots on the ground” Actually we could level their sandpit while sitting in The U.S on a computer screen.

  • Lindita Rustem Macuku
    8 January 2020 at 5:02 pm
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    Glad to see US Air Force ready to give the right answer to Iran’s regime

  • Lindita Rustem Macuku
    8 January 2020 at 5:21 pm
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    • Foy
      10 January 2020 at 9:50 pm
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      Don’t pull out your gun, if you don’t intend to use it.

  • hENRY
    8 January 2020 at 5:37 pm
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  • william g munson
    8 January 2020 at 5:41 pm
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    These are some great planes and carry much needed stuff too

  • James
    8 January 2020 at 6:25 pm
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    Here goes CNN telling all the world what the U.S. is doing. Why don’t they just give them all our secrets. They seem to have spies everywhere nowadays.

  • carol
    8 January 2020 at 6:35 pm
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    it’s about time. i am sick and tired of these jerks who trample over us.

  • Lisa
    8 January 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    I’m sure the democrats are on the phone tell them right now. I’m sure traitor Obama is. He set this scenario up when he was in office.

  • Jack
    8 January 2020 at 9:47 pm
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    Now your talking, high level bombing of Iran’s Nuclear power plants and plutonium and uranium manufacturing facilities. One word CHERNOBYL.

  • Jonathan Olenick
    8 January 2020 at 11:01 pm
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    B 52 = large slow target. They need lots of protection Jon.

  • Harietto
    9 January 2020 at 12:33 am
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    The President has been talking about American military strength, we have all witnessed it. For Democrats it’s had to swallow that President Trump took Soleimani down . During his campaign he repeatedly said I KNOW ISIS better than any body else. He proved his point last Friday.

  • Djea3
    9 January 2020 at 12:34 am
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    FIrst, whoever gave a copy of ANYTHING to Iran without DIRECT ORDERS FROM POTUS or theater commander needs to be court-martialed and thier career ended. I hope to GOD they have thier orders in writing because they need to be tried for treason as well if there were no direct orders.

    Next, WTH IS GOING ON WITH THE MEDIA? I want to understand who is telling the media the departure time and the destination of a deployment? It is about time that the media learn that disclosing departure and deployment locations of US military during times of military action that may be leading to war Is just wrong. Possibly not a crime but it is TREASONOUS as far as true patrias are concerned.

    The media needs to control itself. It needs to have BALANCE. If it can not do that, then in constitutional convention that the media seems to want we can all make sure that they LOSE The right that they have altogether. We can end the tyranny of the media.

    • Joanna Ishee
      9 January 2020 at 5:48 pm
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      Hi time America takes care of business . If want to stay free we must fight to preserve it. Instead of acting like cowards. President Trump has what it takes. You rock Mr President.

      • Joanna Ishee
        9 January 2020 at 5:52 pm
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        But I agree press shouldn’t be giving away our plans of attack They have to be for the other side. They need to let President Trump protect us don’t be so stipid!

  • Gerald Durbin
    9 January 2020 at 5:16 am
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    Do not let Iran get ahead of USA !!!
    Keep our B52s close and locked and loaded. And be ready to make a large crater in their desert sands.!!!!

  • Silver Fox
    9 January 2020 at 7:24 am
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    The USA proved in WW2 that big slow bombers make easy targets. We proved it again in Vietnam war with B-52s. So are going to arrogantly prove it again?😲

  • BrianJ
    9 January 2020 at 3:06 pm
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    OK CNN why don’t you just tell Iran everything.

  • Lindita Rustem Macuku
    9 January 2020 at 5:10 pm
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    If you provoke US, the US is able to give you the right answer again and again how many times you want and never been tired to prove it again

  • shirley
    9 January 2020 at 9:22 pm
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    And the damn Democrats are pissed because they weren’t briefed. Well duh you loud mouths are going to cause a real tragedy leaking things. Remember Dems if you restrict the president from doing his job to keep all of us safe & they do bomb something over here all that blood will be on all of you & the few rhinos who helped you. Then you will answer to we the people for what you did & it’s not going to be pretty.

  • Nr
    10 January 2020 at 5:05 pm
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    These treasonous hypocrite libs(lying sack of Schiff) don’t know the meaning of the truth! They are at it again and just as mentally deranged as the rest of the Globalists NAZI Muslim Commie Liberal Demoncrats! Deep State, Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Hollywood, Academia, Fake News, Swamp News and you know the rest!! ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

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