Donald Trump to send 1,500 more US troops to Middle East as Iran tensions rise

//Donald Trump to send 1,500 more US troops to Middle East as Iran tensions rise

Donald Trump to send 1,500 more US troops to Middle East as Iran tensions rise

US President Donald Trump has ordered the deployment of about 1,500 additional US troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, according to two people familiar with the matter.The purpose of the deployment is to enhance protection of forces already in the region that are dedicated to missile defence, freedom of navigation in Persian Gulf waters and other objectives, according to a Pentagon notice to congressional defence committees.The move follows comments by acting defence…

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