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Pentagon Considering Request To Send 5,000 Troops To The Middle East

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Pentagon Considering Request To Send 5,000 Troops To The Middle East

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.

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Pentagon Considering Request To Send 5,000 Troops To The Middle East

COMBINATION OF TWO PICTURES TAKEN ON JULY 22, 2018 BY CAROLYN CASTER, AND IRANIAN PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI ON FEB.

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