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U.S. Military to Withdraw Hundreds of
Troops, Aircraft, Antimissile Batteries From
Middle East

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Posted By: Moritz55, 6/18/2021 4:28:01 PM

The Biden administration is sharply reducing the number of U.S. antimissile systems in the Middle East in a major realignment of its military footprint there as it focuses the armed services on challenges from China and Russia, administration officials said. The Pentagon is pulling approximately eight Patriot antimissile batteries from countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, according to officials. Another antimissile system known as a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or Thaad system, is being withdrawn from Saudi Arabia, and jet fighter squadrons assigned to the region are being reduced, those officials said.CORRECTIONS**

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Proud Texan 6/18/2021 5:06:41 PM (No. 819873)
I like the idea of not having to have so many troops and equipment in the middle east, but this sounds more like surrender to Iran.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tennman 6/18/2021 5:39:45 PM (No. 819900)
So badly needed to counter the missile threats posed by all those "white supremacists".
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Reply 3 - Posted by: sanspeur 6/18/2021 5:48:16 PM (No. 819905)
and germany ?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/18/2021 5:53:48 PM (No. 819908)
So the "Leader of the Free World" should commit American troops and Potentates for some half-arsed military that may be nuclear armed. Be happy to sell these assets to our customers, train them in use, and wave goodbye. Nothing good comes from US involvement in the Middle East, whose oil is more valuable to Europeans and Asians than the USA. Like Afghanistan and Iraq, none of these countries has committed its human resources or significant treasure to their own defense. The US would do it for a few Rials. It's time to re-read Washington's farewell address for comprehension and act on his advice.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: norgan 6/18/2021 6:05:07 PM (No. 819918)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chumley 6/18/2021 6:32:38 PM (No. 819941)
Moslems love to kill. They love to kill others and even themselves. They will always resent anyone who prevents them from doing it. We have been trying to civilize that cesspool for over twenty years. Just like Viet Nam and everything since, we failed. Time to bail out and this time learn the lesson it taught.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/18/2021 6:46:07 PM (No. 819952)
We have priorities, and its expensive to garrison the world with our newly woke military. How do you expect us to pay for Pride parades, reparations and Joonteemph celebrations if we don't stop spending money there? We could print some more, but then Xiden wouldn't be recognized as the extreme fiscal conservative he has always been.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: pensom2 6/18/2021 6:52:35 PM (No. 819960)
Looks like Iran's kickbacks and bribery to the dems are lots higher than Saudi Arabia's.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/18/2021 7:05:01 PM (No. 819968)
Conflict with the chicoms must be just around the corner.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: clipped wings 6/18/2021 7:17:10 PM (No. 819976)
#6 The US warriors did *not* “fail” in Vietnam. When the Communists took over, we were already gone. The US politicians quit and allowed the fall. They failed in their cowardice.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JimBob 6/18/2021 8:31:09 PM (No. 820032)
On the face of it, it sounds like Bai-den is clearing the way for the Mullahs to, ah....'expand their footprint'.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/18/2021 8:54:22 PM (No. 820052)
Allah and Mohammed are pleased! Allahu akkbar!!!!
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