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Thursday, December 05, 2019

The Pentagon is considering sending thousands more troops to the Middle East as part of an effort to beef up air defense capabilities in the face of Iranian moves that include its recent transfer of short-range missiles into Iraq, CNN has learned from multiple defense officials. The most realistic options include potentially sending 4,000 to 7,000 additional US troops to the region, the officials said. The Iranian missiles could pose a threat to US forces in Iraq and potentially be moved to threaten Saudi Arabia as well, officials say. The need for additional air defenses could be met by combinations of ground-, air- and sea-based US forces. The Pentagon officials said discussions underway now are focusing first on what additional military capabilities are needed to deter Iran and how long those assets and troops might be required.

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Same schitt Bill Clinton did in Iraq when he was about to be impeached.

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-05 06:46 PM | Reply

Oh please Lfty...

I hate this though ... its BS ....

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-06 12:41 AM | Reply

Why can't Saudi Arabia defend themselves? Why do American troops and weapons need to be deployed to defend a rich Monarchy that rules with an iron fist? They don't share our values, our respect for human rights or much of anything and we don't even need their oil. F Saudi Arabia, If Iran wants to war with them then have at it, I don't give a crap.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-12-06 07:19 AM | Reply

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