US News and World Report: U.S., Iran Conflict Intensifies Amid Talk of Troop Deployment
New threats from Tehran follow reports the White House is considering sending 10,000 troops to the region.
“Our hands are on the trigger and we are firmly prepared to annihilate any aggressor and greedy eyes against the Islamic Iran,” Chief of Staff to the Iranian Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said Thursday, according to the country’s state news service. “The new conditions of countering the U.S. arrogant and pharaonic threat invite all the Iranians to enter the fields of jihad, full alert, and mobilization of more power.”
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WNU Editor: President Trump is poring cold water on this deployment …. Trump doubts U.S. needs to send more troops to Middle East (Reuters).
Pentagon mulling military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials — Reuters
Pentagon briefs White House on plan to send 10,000 more troops to the Middle East and deploy more ships to the Gulf over tensions with Iran — Daily Mail/AP
Trump defense chief: US may send more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions — The Hill
US could send more troops to Mideast: Pentagon chief — AFP
US may deploy thousands more troops amid Iran tension — DW
Pentagon ‘mulls sending thousands more troops’ to Middle East — Al Jazeera
‘I would certainly send troops if we need them’: Trump is open to beefed-up Middle East military deployment of 10,000 to counter ‘nation of terror’ Iran – but insists the U.S. shouldn’t have been there in the first place — Daily Mail