US to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Hold Off on Striking Iran

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.

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US Has No Defense Secretary as Global Crises Mount

It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent secretary of defense. The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, a controversial deployment of troops to the Mexican border, the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan and stalled talks with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

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