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Shanahan: America is considering sending additional troops in the Middle East

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Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday that the Defense department was considering sending additional troops to the Middle East as a way to strengthen the protection of US troops there as tensions with Iran escalated.

“What we are looking at: is there anything we can do to strengthen the protection of troops in the Middle East? … It may involve sending additional troops,” he said.

But in remarks to reporters outside the Defense Department, Shanahan rejected reports that specific numbers of troops were under consideration at this stage.

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