Monday, June 10, 2019

Commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East Wants Even More Forces in the Area

The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said he may recommend a return to a larger U.S. military presence in the area after concluding that the deployment of an aircraft carrier and other capabilities helped curtail Iranian threats, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, asked in early May that the carrier, bombers, troops and an antimissile system be sent to the region after learning of “specific” threats against U.S. and allied forces and interests in Iraq and elsewhere, according to The Journal.

“We think this is having a very good stabilizing effect,” Gen. McKenzie said regarding those deployments.

Oh yeah, a greater US presence in the region is going to reduce tensions.


1 comment:

  1. A General wants MOAR troops? That is so weird and unexpected. A government employee wanting MOAR resources at their command? Must be a first.