“United States is Considering Sending Thousands more Troops to the Middle East”

The US Defense Department is considering sending thousands more troops to the Middle East on the back of tension with Iran, US officials said on Wednesday.

The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The request was directed by the Central Command of the US Armed Forces, which is responsible for US operations in the Middle East and Central Asia and classified by Iran as terrorist, in response to the inclusion of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in its list of terrorist organizations.

The sources said it was not clear at this time whether the Pentagon intended to meet the request, as it periodically receives such demands to boost the number of American troops from US military commanders around the world.

US officials have confirmed that the Pentagon has not decided to send troops to the Middle East, and that the number of troops may not be sent at once.

The report said that “Washington may send a number of soldiers as a deterrent, and then strengthen its military presence in the region with the rest of the forces in the event of a military strike.”

It is not known whether US President Donald Trump will attend the meeting, but his approval is necessary for such a plan.

CNN said that the troops, which will be sent to the region, include “ballistic missiles, defense systems and Tomahawk missiles on submarines and ships, as well as ground military capabilities to hit long-range targets,” adding that the type of such weapons has not yet been decided.

Earlier, CNN published reports that US officials had made calculations showing that Washington needed 100,000 troops if it wanted to strike an effective military strike on Iran’s nuclear program. It had to destroy Iran’s air defenses, warships and missiles before targeting nuclear installations. .

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The US Defense Department is considering sending thousands more troops to the Middle East on the back of tension with Iran, US officials said on Wednesday.

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