Pentagon To Deploy Roughly 3,500 More Troops to Middle East
The action comes after U.S. assassinates Iranian general
The Pentagon is deploying roughly 3,500 more troops to the Middle East in response to rising tensions in the region with Iran one day after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian military commander.
The soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division could leave Fort Bragg in North Carolina for the Middle East as early as this weekend, two U.S. officials told ABC News.
One official indicated the troops could be stationed in Kuwait, where 750 soldiers from the same brigade were deployed on Tuesday following violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
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