WATCH: Defense Secretary Esper announces U.S. troop deployments to Saudi Arabia and UAE

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Published on 20 Sep 2019, 23:18
Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday evening announced that, in response to the attacks against Saudi Arabia's oil last weekend, the president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces for defensive purposes. Esper called the move a "first step" and said the troops would be sent to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Though there were no specifics on the number of troops, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it is “not thousands.”

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