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A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 12, 2019.

The US and UK militaries are struggling to get their story straight on the mysterious Iran threat

Hours after a general said the threat from Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria hadn't risen, US Central Command issued an unusual rebuke.
The Army test fires a Patriot missiles.

The US is doubling down on its show of force to Iran with even more weapons

The US is sending a warship and a missile battery to join the carrier strike group and bomber task force sent to the region earlier this week.
Retired Gen. John Abizaid speaks at the Pentagon in 2012.

After 2 years without one, Trump nominates an ambassador to Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi crisis

The position has been empty since Trump took office. The nomination comes as US-Saudi relations are tested after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress takes off from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, August 24, 2016.

The B-52 bomber is leaving the Middle East after a record-breaking run against ISIS

The last B-52 bomber left US Central Command's area of responsibility on April 7 after being the go-to bomber for operations against ISIS and the Taliban.

America’s top spy reportedly was aware that analysts were cooking ISIS intelligence reports

James Clapper reportedly knew that assessments of the fight against the militant group ISIS were skewed to give a more positive view of the conflict.