Pentagon considering request to send 5,000 troops to the Middle East

Credit: Rumble
Published on May 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:43s

Pentagon considering request to send 5,000 troops to the Middle East

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, two US officials said that the US Department of Defense is considering a US military request to send approximately 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran.

This month, rhetoric between Washington and Tehran has escalated following US President Donald Trump's decision to cut Iran's oil exports to zero and bulk up the United States' presence in the Gulf.

Advertisement

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East 01:26
Credit: TomoNews US - Published on June 19, 2019 

U.S. to deploy 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East 00:58
Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me - Published on June 19, 2019 

US To Deploy 1,500 Troops To Counter Iran 00:42
Credit: Wochit - Published on May 25, 2019 

Trump To Send 1,500 troops To Middle East Amid Tensions With Iran 00:40
Credit: Wochit - Published on May 24, 2019 

You might like