Skip to comments.Pentagon pulling Patriot missile systems from Saudi Arabia
Posted on 05/08/2020 4:36:48 PM PDT by dynachrome
The U.S. military is removing Patriot antimissile systems from Saudi Arabia as part of a shift of forces and equipment in the region following a buildup last year in response to Iranian threats, a U.S. official confirmed on Thursday.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that Washington is moving four Patriot missile batteries from the region.
The U.S. official confirmed to The Hill that two Patriot systems will come from Saudi Arabia along with the roughly 300 military personnel deployed to man them. The two systems had been sent to the country last year after a Sept. 14 strike on two Saudi oil facilities that Washington and Riyadh both blame on Tehran, which the nation denies.
The official also confirmed that two additional Patriot systems will leave the region, as have two U.S. jet fighter squadrons.
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Let’s completely leave all of the middle east and let them kill each other.
from 4-27. I missed this story. Fake news? true?
“WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has pushed his military and national security advisers in recent days to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan amid concerns about a major coronavirus outbreak in the war-torn country, according to two current and one former senior U.S. officials.
Trump complains almost daily that U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan and are now vulnerable to the pandemic, the officials said. His renewed push to withdraw all of them has been spurred by the convergence of his concern that coronavirus poses a force protection issue for thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and his impatience with the halting progress of his peace deal with the Taliban, the officials said.”
Three guesses where they’re being redeployed to.
That is what I’m wondering!
“Three guesses where theyre being redeployed to.”
So what countries near the ChiComs would allow these tips of our spears to come in?
Because Iran is on the ropes we can draw down our forces. Between the sanctions, the virus, low oil prices and even locusts they can’t project power like they did.
Soliemani’s death was a hard blow too.
I read an article that said they were pulling their forces out of Syria. I have not read about Hamas firing rockets at Israel lately.
Has anyone seen info about rebels in Yemen?
They’re not really “tips of our spears”. The Patriot system is purely defensive in nature.
Yer on yer own Faisal.
Without international travel, it’s interesting to watch nations to fend for themselves more.
Plusses and minuses.
I think we’ve also learned the “Lets be nice to China and they will change” theory was a big mistake.
We have made them powerful predators. We have help fund our biggest threat.
I dunno. It’s a trade-off. We taught their government how to build an economy. They taught ours how to subdue a free people.
There were reports the other day of Iran pulling personnel out of Syria..
We are STILL building them up, by importing everything, from there.
Our “friends”, the Saudis.
Let’s see how they fight their own battles.
The Saudis flooded the markets with oil, demolishing the US production industry. They screwed over the US, this is payback. They are essentially on their own.
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