first published on June 30, 2019 by Will
Approximately a dozen F-22 Raptors have been deployed to Qatar as the military buildup continues amid ongoing tensions with Iran.
The Air Force claimed the aircraft were deployed to al-Udeid Air Base to protect American forces and interests. The aircraft arrived on Thursday.
The US initially expedited the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group deployment to the region as well as four B-52 strategic bombers. Several American patriot missile systems have been popping up all over the region as well.
Does this latest addition of Raptors to the region hint at more than saber rattling? Are we looking at a buildup in preparation for an imminent military operation against Tehran?