0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
520 $
MAY 2021

More US B-52 Bombers Arrived In Qatar To Stand By Troops Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Support SouthFront

More US B-52 Bombers Arrived In Qatar To Stand By Troops Withdrawal From Afghanistan

B-52 bomber. Source: Air Force Global Strike Command Official Twitter Account

In general 4 B-52H Stratofortress bombers arrived at al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in order to “ensure the protection of US and other NATO forces on the ground in Afghanistan”, according to the statements by the US Air Force.

The first two B-52H aircraft arrived at al Udeid Air Base on April 23. On April 26, two more bombers were deployed at the same base to protect U.S. and coalition forces during the drawdown operations in Afghanistan.

Pentagon is also going to send around 650 additional troops to Afghanistan to protect US forces, according to several military officials. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the deployment last week.

After Washington postponed the deadline for the withdrawal of its troops from the country to September 11, the Taliban responded with the threats to resume attacks if the US fails to meet a May 1 deadline agreed with the former administration. Taliban also refused to take part in negotiation process until the prisoners are released and US sanctions against its leaders are lifted.

The United States and NATO had begun withdrawal of their troops from several bases in Afghanistan on April 25.  All their bases will be handed over to local government forces.

However, despite the Taliban’s expectations, the U.S. will maintain its influence over Afghanistan, even if troops withdrawal ever completed. Frank McKenzie, the commander of US Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that military analysts were looking at ways to continue operations in the country following the withdrawal. The Pentagon will be able to conduct airstrikes through the use of manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as carry out surveillance and reconnaissance in Afghanistan.

MORE ON THE TOPIC:

Support SouthFront

SouthFront

18 comments

  1. The B-52 will be shot down by the Taliban who probably got manpads from Iran/Russia

    1. Steve Standley says:

      Sorry, Kenny. You can’t shoot down a B-52 with a Manpad unless you’re right next to the airport. Manpads have a ceiling of about 15,000 feet. B-52s generally cruise at about 40,000 feet. You need at least an intermediate-range SAM to hit a B-52.

    2. Furkan Sahin says:

      Taliban is terrorist

      1. USA is bigger terrorist, simple as that

        1. Furkan Sahin says:

          bro i hate both

          1. How can you hate the IEA when they literally get funds from Iran

          2. Furkan Sahin says:

            what mean you ?

  2. Blas de Lezo says:

    Intercontinental nuclear bombers for troop withdrawal from barefoot Afghan Taliban Mujaheddin? Surely there must be some other aircraft that are more cost efficient.

    1. Lone Ranger says:

      A-10.

      1. Steve Standley says:

        I love that aircraft. Politics aside, it has balls.

    2. John Wallace says:

      They are to prevent someone stealing the maize crop..

  3. BMWA1 says:

    In closely related news, the sowing of Zea maize in Grodno district, BY, proceeds apace!

    https://eng.belta.by/photonews/view/maize-sowing-in-grodno-district-7477/

      1. John Wallace says:

        US protecting the maize crop so no one goes hungry.. Funny looking breed so it must be valuable..

  4. Assad must stay says:

    hahahahahah what if they encounter small fast fighter jets? hahahahahah

  5. Pave Way IV says:

    Bad news, AFCENT… Davis-Monthan Air Base called. They want their B-52s back in the boneyard where they belong.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e85dda7739a2d050b010d081b6a9e8716f11666f2db0a8148404de036cfc0063.jpg

  6. Albert Pike says:

    ‘The Pentagon will be able to conduct airstrikes through the use of manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as carry out surveillance and reconnaissance in Afghanistan.’

    Its called ‘troop withdrawal’ not senselessly bombing a foreign country. But for ‘them’ it’s all the same…

  7. WW Conkright says:

    The bombers are not there to cover troops , they are there for other purposes. Think outside the box

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *