The Pentagon announced that the United States would send 1,000 additional forces to the Middle East amongst tension with the Iranian government. Also, they will deploy more military resources into the region. The announcement was stated on Monday, June 6, 2019.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stated that with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, in response to a request from the U.S. Central Command for supplementary forces, and consultant with the White House, he has given authorization to 1,000 extra troops for defense reasons. The soldier’s primary function is to report naval, ground, and air threats in the region.
An unnamed Washington official said that the deployment would include surveillance, intelligence, and scouting aircraft objects.
Shanahan said that the recent attacks by Iran authorize the trustworthy and dependable information that the Pentagon has recovered on aggressive actions by the Iranian armed forces. They have data collected on the Iranian proxy groups that have endangered U.S. personal and interest across the Middle East.
The Pentagon’s Involvement
The Pentagon ensures that they will intend not to pursue conflict with the Middle Eastern nation, as well. However, the U.S. military released a detailed pair of photos that they stated pictured Iranian boats are removing a mine that was attached to one of two tankers attacked at the Gulf of Oman.
Also, the incident occurred on June 13 and was released shortly before the Pentagon’s announcement. The Iranian capital city of Tehran has vehemently denied the chargers.
Additionally, Shanahan stated that they are taking action to protect the U.S. personnel. They will continue to work in different parts of the region to defend their national interest.
Finally, they will continue to oversee the situation diligently. They will make changes to create alterations to force levels of essential intelligence to report any threats.
The BBC reported that in 2015 Iran agreed that they would create a long-term nuclear program with the P5+1; China, Russia, the United Kingdom, U.S., France, and Germany.
However, intelligence reports indicate Iran is not in compliance with the agreement.
Sentiment Against the Iran Nuclear Agreement
The Jewish Virtual Library (JVL) reported that opponents of the transaction cautioned that the Joint Comprehension Plan of Action (JCPOA) was defective. However, NATO has moved forward the international agreement.
The JVL then reported that the most definite sign of failure was the rapidly rising aggressive actions of Iran. Also, the Islamic Middle Eastern state significantly increased its attempts to disenfranchise its neighboring nation and create a Shiite sphere of influence to threaten the existence of Israel and its adjacent alleys.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the Iran Nuclear deal has signed the list of the Iranian Mullers disorder has risen. Additionally, former Secretary of State John Kerry said that the region would be more untroublesome after the pact.
Pompeo stated that Hezbollah controls ground troops in Lebanon since the agreement has been signed. Also, the group is migrating towards Isreal. Lebanon is now a large home for Hezbollah.
By John A. Federico
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
CNN: US sending 1,000 additional troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions
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Jewish Virtual Library: Iran Nuclear History: Critiques of the JCPOA Implementation
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