BREAKING: Pentagon To Send Troops To Saudi Arabia

Reuters reports:

In a press conference Friday evening, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford announced the US would be sending “hundreds” of US troops, as well as additional air defense capabilities, to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

“The president has approved the deployment of US forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense,” Esper told reporters at the Pentagon. He noted that the US doesn’t seek war with Iran, but “has other options” as well.

Dunford said that decisions on specifics will be made over the weekend, with details announced next week, but noted it would be a “moderate deployment” that would not include thousands of troops.