Monday, June 17, 2019

President Trump Orders 1,000 More Troops To The Middle East Over Iran Fears

CNN: US sending 1,000 additional troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

Washington (CNN)The US will send 1,000 additional US forces and more military resources to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran, the Pentagon announced Monday.

"In response to a request from the US Central Command for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East," acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said in a statement.

"The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region," Shanahan said, adding that the "United States does not seek conflict with Iran."

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WNU Editor: The tensions in the region are not going to end anytime soon. And with sanctions coupled with low oil prices now impacting the Iranian regime directly, expect more threats from Iran and more U.S. soldiers being deployed to the Middle East in the coming weeks/months.

More News On President Trump Ordering 1,000 More Troops To The Middle East Over Iran Fears

U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East -- Reuters
Pentagon sending about 1,000 more US troops to the Middle East amid tensions -- CNBC
US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate with Iran -- ABC News
US announces more troops for Middle East and releases new images of oil tanker attacks it blames on Iran -- ABC News Online


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