PENTAGON – U.S. military planners have a growing number of options should the Taliban, or any other group, decide to target American and NATO troops as they prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan.
Two U.S. B-52 bombers arrived at al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Monday, charged with providing air cover for the approximately 10,000 U.S. and NATO forces set to depart Afghanistan over the coming months.
This is in addition to the 2 B-52s sent to the region last week… pic.twitter.com/8p3RUX8Tf1
— Jeff Seldin (@jseldin) April 26, 2021
The B-52s join two other bombers already in Qatar, as well as the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, which was ordered to remain in the region for the start of the…