Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Is The U.S. Planning To Deploy Thousands Of More Soldiers To The Middle East?

CNN: Pentagon to brief on plan that could send thousands of additional US troops to Middle East

Pentagon officials are scheduled to brief senior members of President Donald Trump's national security team as soon as Thursday on a plan that could send thousands of additional US troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, according to three US officials familiar with the effort.

The officials emphasize no decision about a deployment has been made. They also say all the troops might not be needed at once. Some could be sent quickly as a deterrence measure, others might only be sent if tensions rise to the point the US believes an attack is imminent.

It wasn't immediately clear who called for the meeting and it is not yet certain if Trump will attend, though his approval would be needed for such a significant deployment of troops.

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WNU Editor: It looks like President Trump's national security team is looking at options. What's my take? Intelligence warnings on what Iran may do in response to sanctions. A coordinated attack on four ships in the Persian Gulf two weeks ago. The Yemen war escalating. Reported chemical attacks in Syria. I can see why the White house may want more U.S. forces in the region.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I caution again, it’s CNN. Th incubator of Fake News.
Go easy on this story until more reputable news organizations weigh in.

Bob Huntley said...

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Anonymous said...

Good point
Almost clicked on that link. .would have been embarrassing to have CNN in my browser history. It's like watching porn, just with less action, worse dialogue and worse acting. Wtf is CNN? I know it's not News..but what is it?

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