The U.S. Is ‘Getting Out of the Mideast’ by Sending 3,000 Troops to Saudi Arabia
The Trump Administration, determined to “get out of the Middle East” and its “endless wars”, is deploying 3,000 troops, including fighter jets and missiles, to Saudi Arabia. This being October 2019, the irony doesn’t stop there: the weapons the Pentagon is sending to protect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would have difficulty defending against the kind of drone and cruise missile attacks that prompted the deployment to begin with.
The deployment includes two squadrons of fighter jets, presumably F-15 Eagles, an air expeditionary wing (roughly equivalent to a U.S. Army division headquarters), two Patriot missile batteries, and a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
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And just wrong.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Syrian mission-accomplished moment
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a “great day for civilization.”