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Pentagon announces more US troops, but 'not thousands' more, will deploy to Mideast


Added 09-21-19 12:29:01am EST - “The U.S. will deploy more troops? to the Middle East to deter Iran's increasingly aggressive behavior in the region,? top military officials said Friday night.” - Foxnews.com

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The White House weighs its options as Iran warns that a military response could trigger an 'all-out war'; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.

The U.S. will deploy more troops to the Middle East to deter Iran's increasingly aggressive behavior in the region, top military officials said Friday night.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the deployment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would be “defensive” in nature. He did not offer specific numbers or say precisely when they'd go, but he did say the deployment would consist of air and missile defense units.

When asked how many troops were going overseas, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said “not thousands,” and added there had been “no decision on specific units.”

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