Following attacks, Pentagon prepping to send troops to Saudi Arabia’s aid

Military Times: The U.S. is preparing to deploy troops to the Middle East as a response to what officials have deemed an Iran-based attack on Saudi Arabian oil fields last week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Friday in a Pentagon briefing.

The number, origin and destination of those troops is to be determined, he said.

“This is the first step we’re taking with regard to responding to these attacks,” Esper said, not ruling out further escalation if the deployment does not deter further aggression from Iran.

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