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Pentagon Sending 1,000 More U.S. Troops To Middle East

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Pentagon Sending 1,000 More U.S. Troops To Middle East

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The Defense Department announced it is deploying 1,000 more U.S. troops to the Middle East "for defensive purposes" amid growing tensions with Iran. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Monday in a statement that the action, meant to address air, naval, and ground-based threats, comes …

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