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US NewsPentagon says it'll send ship, missile battery to Middle East to deter Iran

08:40  11 may  2019
08:40  11 may  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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The Pentagon announced plans Friday to send a U.S. ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East in an effort to deter actions from Iran .

The Pentagon announced plans Friday to send a U.S. ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East in an effort to deter actions from Iran . The maneuver comes after national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said the U.S. was sending the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike

The Pentagon announced plans Friday to send a U.S. ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East in an effort to deter actions from Iran.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan gave the green light to move the USS Arlington and the Patriot battery, according to a statement. The latter is "a long-range, all-weather air defense system to counter tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and advanced aircraft," the Pentagon said.

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will send about 2,000 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of its efforts to deter Esper urged those and other “like-minded” nations to provide additional defensive capabilities to the Middle East to deter Patriot batteries typically operate six launchers that shoot defensive

The Pentagon announced plans Friday to send a U.S. ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East in an effort to deter actions from Iran . Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan gave the green light to move the USS Arlington and the Patriot battery , according to a statement.

Pentagon says it'll send ship, missile battery to Middle East to deter Iran © ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump speaks during a celebration of military mothers with first lady Melania Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) “These assets will join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force bomber task force in the Middle East region in response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against U.S. forces and our interests,” the Pentagon said.

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The maneuver comes after national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said the U.S. was sending the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region, which includes the Middle East.

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Pentagon says IT' LL send ship , missile battery to middle east to deter iran . The regime relaxed constraints on its nuclear program in reaction to The Pentagon announced plans Friday to send a U.S. ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East in an effort to deter actions from Iran .

On Friday, the Pentagon announced that the U.S. military will send a Patriot anti- missile battery to the Middle East to deter threats from Iran . Gen.

The move was a reaction to several “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings,” Bolton said.

Pentagon says it'll send ship, missile battery to Middle East to deter Iran © ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) The Defense Department is keeping an eye on “the Iranian regime, their military and proxies,” the Pentagon said Friday while noting U.S. military readiness if a situation arises.

“The United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but we are postured and ready to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region,” they said in the statement.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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