Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Has Trump Got His War? Tehran Retaliates.
Iran claims to have launched a missile strike on a US airbase in Iraq. Meanwhile, Reuters is reporting that six missiles hit the Ain Al-Asad air base. A Pentagon statement claims that two bases housing American military personnel were struck by a total of twelve missiles.
Recently the USAF has deployed six B-52 bombers with an aerial tanker contingent to Diego Garcia out of reach of Iran's ballistic missiles but within striking distance of Tehran. That's a 5,200 km. trip one way. The Royal Navy has sent a submarine armed with cruise missiles to Iran's backyard.