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US boosts European military presence with B-52s

13 June 2014 Last updated at 07:04 BST

A number of US long range heavy bombers have been stationed at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

It is the first time the B-52s have returned to their European "home" for more than a decade.

The B-52 is a symbol of American power, reminiscent of the Cold War. Their return to Europe is significant, given Russia's recent intervention in Ukraine.

Jonathan Beale reports.

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