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B-52s head to Persian Gulf in show of strength aimed at Iran

B-52s head to Persian Gulf in show of strength aimed at Iran
The nuclear-capable war planes show the U.S. wants to demonstrate it’s not distracted from potential trouble spots amid the tumultuous presidential transition.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> The U.Tehran may hope to retaliate for the killing of Gen.Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s second most powerful figure, in a U.military dispatched B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf Wednesday in a display of might as the fist anniversary of the assassination of a top Iranian general nears.

The deployment marks the third time in six weeks that the Pentagon has sent war planes to the Middle East.American forces are keeping wary eye on Iran and its proxy forces in Iraq and elsewhere in the region.

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