FLASH: US Central Command confirms that the it is sending B-52’s to the Middle East, where they will join a carrier strike group following an announcement from national security adviser John Bolton.
“We continue to closely monitor the activities of the regime in Iran, their military, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and their proxies, and we are well postured to defend US forces and interests,” Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban said in a Pentagon statement.
Sunday, Mr. Bolton said that the USS Lincoln strike group and the bomber task force are being deployed “to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force,” due to “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran.
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