“The ability to quickly move forces into, out of and around the theater to seize, retain and exploit the initiative is key to deterring potential aggression.”
– Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, U.S. AFCENT commander. @USAFCENT #WinToday #AirPowerhttps://t.co/bwWD8cse6N pic.twitter.com/4kuACwal4M
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) November 21, 2020
Trump admin announced a drawdown of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq Tuesday
The U.S. military deployed B-52 bombers to the Middle East Saturday, just days after the Trump administration announced a partial withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.
U.S. Central Command said the U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews conducted the mission on “short notice” to “deter aggression and reassure U.S. partners and allies.”
“The ability to quickly move forces into, out of and around the theater to seize, retain and exploit the initiative is key to deterring potential aggression,” said Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, 9th Air Force commander.
“These missions help bomber aircrews gain familiarity with the region’s airspace and command, and control functions and allow them to integrate with the theater’s U.S. and partner air assets, increasing the combined force’s overall readiness.”
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WNU Editor: Iran and its allies are now on “high military alert” …. Iran Directs Military & Allies Be On “High Alert” In Trump’s Final Weeks In Office (Zero Hedge). This follows reports that the US and Israel are planning covert ops against Iran …. Israel, US planning ‘covert ops’ against Iran as Trump’s term ends, report says (Times of Israel).