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US-Iran tension: 1,500 troops to be sent to the Middle East

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New US troop deployed in the Middle East, over tension with Iran.
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The US is sending fighter jets and 1,500 more troops to the Middle East to defend against Iran threat

The US is sending fighter jets and 1,500 more troops to the Middle East to defend against Iran threat

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The US is deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to defend US forces and allies from Iran, officials said.
The deployment will include a Patriot missile battalion to combat missile threats, reconnaissance aircraft, an engineer element to harden existing defenses, and a fighter jet squadron to provide additional deterrence.
A defense official told reporters that in recent weeks, Iranian leaders have repeatedly made threats backed up by changes in their force posture.
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1,500 more U.S. troops headed to the Middle East

1,500 more U.S. troops headed to the Middle East

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The Pentagon Friday approved the deployment of 1,500 more troops to the Middle East as tensions continue over threats to U.S. forces by Iran or its proxies, President Donald Trump announced. The troops will join additional forces already sent to the region, including the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, a B-52 Bomber Task Force and Patriot air defense batteries. "We want to have protection. The Middle East, we're going to be sending a relatively small number of troops," Trump told reporters at the White House. "Mostly protective. Some very talented people are going to the Middle...
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Pentagon will send 1,500 troops to the Middle East to counter potential Iran threat

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The Pentagon will send additional American troops, drones and fighter jets to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran.
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POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump sends troops to the Middle East

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The U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says

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The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday that it plans to send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said.
Members of Congress were notified a day after a White House meeting to discuss Pentagon proposals to bolster the U.S. force presence in the Middle East.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the troop plans have not yet been formally announced.
The forces would number “roughly” 1,500 and would deploy in the coming weeks “with their primary responsibilities and activities being defensive in nature,”...
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Trump says sending 1500 troops to Middle East for ‘mostly protective' purposes

Trump says sending 1500 troops to Middle East for ‘mostly protective' purposes

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President Donald Trump has approved a deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, apparently meant to deter what Washington calls an ongoing threat to US interests from Iran.
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Officials say White House plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

Officials say White House plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran. Officials said members of Congress were notified following a White House meeting Thursday to discuss Pentagon proposals to bolster the U.S. force presence in the Middle East. The officials spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the troop plans have not yet been formally announced. Earlier this week, officials had said that Pentagon planners had outlined plans that could have sent up to 10,000 military reinforcements to the region...
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Trump To Order Additional Forces To Middle East

Trump To Order Additional Forces To Middle East

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Trump Approves Modest Increase of About 1,500 Troops in the Middle East

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President Trump decided to deploy about 1,500 additional American troops to the Middle East to provide protection for American service members already there, officials said Friday.
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