- The Warmongers and Military-Industrial Complex want us in another war. This time they want to send 5,000 troops to sit around to be targets in the Middle East snake pit waiting to be "attacked".
- Let's get real. Iran is not invading Saudi Arabia. The Persian Gulf has so many naval ships and aircraft in it that they need traffic controllers to keep them from running into each other.
- The Iranian "Navy", which basically does not exist, couldn't cross the Gulf without ramming into 20 ships of other world navies.
(Newsmax) - The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the request had been made by U.S. Central Command, but added that it was not clear whether the Pentagon would approve the request.
The Pentagon regularly receives - and declines - requests for additional resources from U.S. combatant commands throughout the world.
One of the officials said the requested troops would be defensive in nature.
This appeared to be the latest request for additional resources in the face of what U.S. officials have said are credible threats from Iran against U.S. forces and American interests in the Middle East.
The Pentagon declined to comment on future plans.