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Pentagon said the step was taken in response to “indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against U.S. forces and our interests.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
No. It's a normal rotation once again blown out of proportion. They have deployed B-52s as part of the Bomber Task Force for years.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
Always quick to show force or intimidated small and poor countries.
Why are we doing this again? Anyone asking?
originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
Personally I think it's a test to judge how easy to fool the American public are. To see if they can push the U.S. into another for profit war.
Iran has never been and most certainly is not a threat to the US in any way.
Despite the occasional rhetoric Iran is probably, certainly historically, the most peaceful country in the area.
B-52 Denuclearization Set to Begin Air Force Global Strike Command will begin denuclearizing 30 B-52H bombers to conventional-only configuration within the next nine months to meet limits under the New START agreement. “We’ll be starting that process and it's basically going to be a box … it will be outboard visible … so you’ll be able to tell which ones are modified,” AFGSC boss Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Thursday. “We’ve already looked at it, tested it, and now [we] just need to get it in production,” he added at AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando. Under the New START agreement both the United States and Russia must cut nuclear arsenals to 1,550 deployed warheads, 700 deployed launchers, and 800 deployed and non-deployed launchers by February 2018. Wilson said AFGSC will “easily make that” deadline and actually plans to meet New START limits by 2017, to give room for unexpected complications. “We're on a path both with the bombers and the ICBMs … but there’s still a significant amount of labor that has to be done,” he said.