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US Deploys Patriot Missiles, Warship To Strengthen Its Forces In Middle East

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US Deploys Patriot Missiles, Warship To Strengthen Its Forces In Middle East

A picture released by Israeli Defence Forces press office shows a launch of a Patriot missile in southern Israel. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The US has decided to deploy a Patriot missile defence battery and the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran.

According to the existing data, the USS Arlington, which carries marines, amphibious vehicles, and rotary aircraft, as well as the Patriot missiles, is set to  join the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group, which is currently sailing in the Red Sea.

“The Acting Secretary of Defense has approved the movement of USS Arlington (LPD-24) and a Patriot battery to US Central Command (CENTCOM) as part of the command’s original request for forces from earlier this week.

These assets will join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force bomber task force in the Middle East region in response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against U.S. forces and our interests,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

Earlier in the week, a US Air Force bomber task force, including B-52 bombers, arrived at the US airbase Al Udeid in Qatar. This deployment was also described by the US as a measure to deter Iran.

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  • Rob

    Any facilitator to give land to trespassers to invade any regional country in Mideast is a crime. They are committing treason.

    • verner

      the squatters are lying thieving and murdering scum and need to disposed of forthwith, for a
      peaceful future for the world.

      a country.so called israel, that has made war crimes and crimes against humanity a cornerstone of its existence and is engaged in a large scale ethnic cleansing program murdering an entire people has no right to exist and must therefore be discontinued. easy as pie!

  • Concrete Mike

    Why would usa put b52’s in qatar in range of irani missiles?

    thats the whole point of b52’s is to be out of range, carrying stand off ammunition like cruise missiles ect.

    i dont beleive american commanders are that morronic. this is a political show, nothing more nothing less.

    • You can call me Al

      I hope you are right.

      What happens Syria is actually the target ?.

      • verner

        no it ain’t

    • Rob

      The US politicians have misled and now this is time that God show them a lesson. They don’t believe in the day of judgement and resurrection.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      No I think they may actually be that moronic, I mean look at their failure in afghanistan lol

  • Rob

    Now for Turkey, Iran and Pakistan S-400 air defence system is very important to defend their nuclear assets. F-35 have US computers if purchased will not defend Turkey.

    Putin should call meeting of all world leaders to use join efforts to stop Trump piracy in international water. Second to defend international aerospace from Trump terrorist. The world children are dying due to starvation due to this idiot.

  • Joe

    US looks like willing to air strike Iranian and Syrian forces
    They have no ground forces able to defeat even Hez not to say Iran.

  • Rob

    Trump destabilizes countries and Mideast region. The Mideast facilitators which have no selfrespect have joined in this Trump terrorism.

    • goingbrokes

      FYI it’s not Trump. Look again.

      • Rob

        The trump son in law is a Jews cult.

        • goingbrokes

          I definitely agree on that.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    Blessed Iran will always be triumphant, they have God as their mightiest defender

  • Nowruz

    The US is playing the hero narrative when Iran decided to with suspend some of its commitments. US media is already painting Iran as the aggressor… Fearmongering is what the US is best for.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    One can conclude the U.S. is probably going to attempt to capture an Iranian island.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Several heavy explosions rocked the port city of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, local media reported on Sunday.

    The exact cause of the blasts is currently unknown, but they appear to be related to eyewitness reports of oil tankers in the port catching fire.

  • Sinbad2

    Just more bluff from the king of bluff.

  • Sinbad2

    Qatar has done a deal with Iran, the US is now threatening Qatar, and the Turkish troops stationed there to protect Qatar from the USA and Saudi Arabia.