The Pentagon will deploy additional U.S. forces and equipment to Saudi Arabia to defend the nation against Iran, including two fighter squadrons, one air expeditionary wing, two Patriot batteries and one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system. Defense Secretary Mark Esper notified Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman on Oct. 11 of the additional troop deployment to assure and enhance the nation’s defense, Pentagon chief spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a ...


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