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Trump Orders An Additional 1,500 Troops To The Middle East

The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.
President Trump tells reporters in Washington on Friday that the United States intends to send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East. Source: Chip Somodevilla

President Trump has ordered some 1,500 troops to the Gulf region to serve a "mostly protective" purpose for American forces and interests.

Trump made the announcement to reporters on the White House lawn before boarding Marine One.

In a Pentagon briefing on Friday, Director of

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