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US to send more troops to Mideast to counter Iran

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday it was sending as many as 1,500 more troops to the Middle East in response to what officials described as a "campaign" of low-level attacks directed by Iran on U.S. allies in the Middle East.

President Donald Trump said the forces, which include a fighter squadron, manned and unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, engineering units and additional Patriot anti-missile batteries, were "relatively small" and would have a "mostly protective" role aimed

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