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US bomber mission over Persian Gulf was aimed at cautioning Iran

US bomber mission over Persian Gulf was aimed at cautioning Iran
The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East.

Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.military officer said the flights by two Air Force B-52 bombers were in response to signals that Iran may be planning attacks against U.The B-52 bomber mission, flown round trip from an Air Force base in North Dakota, reflects growing concern in Washington, in the final weeks of President Donald Trump's administration, that Iran will order further military retaliation for the U.Earlier in December, a pair of B-52 bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana flew what the military calls a "presence" mission over the Gulf — a demonstration of U.

That flight was repeated this week, with two B-52s flying nonstop from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and heading home Wednesday after cruising over the western side of the Gulf.The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East.

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