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U.S. to Send More Troops to Saudi Arabia

Posted On: Jul 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Fortune

While much of the country's focus has been on President Donald Trump's attacks on sitting U.S. Congress members like Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, the administration announced Wednesday that the Pentagon is sending 500 troops to Saudi Arabia as relations with Iran grow more tense.
Two Defense Department officials confirmed the Pentagon is preparing to send soldiers to the Prince Sultan Air Base, east of the capital city of Riyadh. This is in addition to the 1,000 troops sent to the area last month for what former Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said was to “ensure the safety and welfare of our military personnel working throughout the region and to protect our national interests.” The Saudi government has not publicly acknowledged the latest announcement as yet.
Pentagon spokesperson Commander Rebecca Rebarich said there was “no official announcement” of the deployment, however the U.S. military “continually works to manage our force posture in the region.”
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