This will be headline story….
The Pentagon is sending a total of 2,500 troops to the region for surveillance of Iranian activities and protecting American forces already in the Middle East….
The screaming in the media about a US/Iran war just isn’t true….
A US ‘invasion’ of Iran would take several hundred thousand troops, hundreds of aircraft and millions of tons of equipment….It would take MONTHS to amass those assets….
The Iranians know this….
The US Military is NOT gonna want do another Iraq or Afghanistan scenario anytime soon and certainly not for this President…
This is ALL about Donald Trump trying to get Iran to the table to talk….Something he has been working on with China and North Korea…He has NOT been success with ANY of these countries in the end game….
“President Trump has made it clear he will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons,” the National Security Council said in a statement.
The additional 1,000 troops being sent to the region comes on top of 1,500 dispatched in May. They will be used mainly for surveillance of Iranian activities and protecting American forces already in the Middle East. The Pentagon had considered plans for deployment of up to 6,000 additional troops.
“The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region,” the acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, said in a statement.