White House Reviews Plans to Send 120,000 Troops to Simmering Gulf Region

May 15, 2019 in News by RBN



The Iranian regime really ought to take a good, hard look at what provoking the United States would mean for them.

At this stage in world politics, Iran is one of the few major nations in the Middle East that hasn’t been overtly influenced by western powers. From Iraq to Libya, and Syria to Kuwait, the resource-rich region has long been in the crosshairs of the international community.

A stable Middle East is key to keeping our planet’s economy from a total collapse, and the rest of the world knows it.

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So when Iran begins their saber-rattling, US-bashing schtick, it becomes very dangerous to ignore them. The White House understands this, and is taking action to keep the region from devolving into madness.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented a military plan at a meeting of top national security officials last week that would send as many as 120,000 US troops to the Middle East in the event that Iran strikes American forces in the region or speeds up its development of nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported Monday.

Citing administration officials, the Times said it is unknown whether President Donald Trump has been briefed on the plan, including the number of troops. The Times said the meeting occurred days after the Trump administration cited “specific and credible” intelligence last week that suggested Iranian forces and proxies were targeting US forces in Syria, Iraq and at sea.

The meeting included Bolton, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, according to the Times.