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Thursday, December 05, 2019

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations, according to officials familiar with the planning.

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Speaking at a defense conference in Manama, Bahrain on November 23, General Kenneth McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, said the US does not have all the resources it needs to cover the Middle East region.

"There is a lot of water to cover. Simply put, we don't have sufficient resources to be where we want to be in the right numbers all the time," he told the annual Manama Dialogue on regional security.

"Clearly the United States has different global priorities and this is probably not the highest global priority, but I think it remains a very important thing for the United States," he added.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-05 05:21 AM | Reply

Forever

#2 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-05 07:26 AM | Reply

"to deter continued Iranian provocations"

To deter provocations Trump provoked. Donald is right; I'm sick of winning.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-05 09:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Since the missile and drone attack on Saudi oil facilities in September, that the U.S. blames on Iran, the U.S. has continued to see provocations from Iran."

Not one single American troop should be over there protecting Saudi Arabia.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-12-05 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Forever"

#2 | POSTED BY HAMBURGLAR

Yep. "The Forever War" is indeed here.

#5 | Posted by shane at 2019-12-05 01:38 PM | Reply

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