US Government Sending More Troops to the Middle East

The Pentagon announced on Monday that 1,000 additional US troops and more military resources will be sent to the Middle East.

“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 decision to send more troops comes as top US officials have been pushing for greater conflict with Iran.



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