Pentagon, White House to Discuss Plan for More Mideast Troops - News Summed Up

Pentagon, White House to Discuss Plan for More Mideast Troops


With tensions rising between Iran and the U.S. amid concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict, is there a chance the two countries could talk directly? WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains how the scenario could play out. Photos: GettyWASHINGTON—Top Pentagon leaders will meet with White House officials to discuss sending several thousand additional U.S. troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, military officials said. President Trump could announce the deployment as early as Thursday, U.S. military officials said, following a meeting that is expected to include acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan and Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Source: Wall Street Journal May 23, 2019 16:07 UTC



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