The Pentagon will reportedly station four B-52 heavy bombers in the Middle East in response to what the White House called a “credible” Iranian attack plan on Americans or US allies in the region.
Two of the warplanes will leave the Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana for Qatar this week, while the other two will join them some time later this month.
The B-52’s will be stationed at the US Central Command’s headquarters at the al-Udeid Air Base near Doha.
The move comes after the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group set sail for the Persian Gulf on Monday. White House National Security Advisor John Bolton announced both deployments over the weekend.
Though Bolton gave virtually no details about the threat, reports suggest the intelligence came from the Israeli Mossad. They, too, left the matter vague.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.