Nigeria/May 23, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/153 views /nigeria U.S. may send additional troops to Middle East – The Nation Newspapershare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelThe United States is currently considering deploying more troops to the Middle East, acting Secretary of Defence Pat Shanahan said on Thursday, declining to give specific numbers. “There is no 10,000 and there is no 5,000. That is not accurate,’’ Shanahan said, rejecting press reports that had given details on the number of troops that may be deployed amid heightened tensions with Iran. ALSO READ Chika Ike cautions fansWhen pressed by reporters, he added: “It may involve sending additional troops.” He said that the Pentagon was responding to requests by commanders in the field. U.S. forces are carrying out a range of missions in different countries in the region, including in nations neighbouring Iran and in its rivals. He said that the U.S. is focused on what he described as “force protection in the Middle East” and that “our job is deterrence, this is not about war,” echoing remarks he made earlier in the week. ALSO READ Ex-Congo Presidential Candidate, General Mokoko Jailed For 20 Years“We want to avoid the risk of Iranian miscalculation,’’ Shanahan said. (dpa/NAN) Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleCourt sacks Late Adebajo’s Estate Trustees – The Nation Newspapernext articleWhy FG must ruthlessly tackle corruption – PACAC – The Nation NewspaperRelated PostsNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Imo Assembly Moves To Probe Okorocha’s UniversityNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment BREAKING: Buhari Appoints Kyari As New NNPC GMDBuhari Believes In Abiola’s Victory In 1993 — Gov AbiodunVAR under fire as Argentina beats Scotland – The Nation NewspaperRema Releases New EP Featuring His Famous FreestylesAnthony Joshua meets Barack ObamaAlleged corruption: FIFA expected to take over running of CAFAbuja agog as T. Pumpy verifiable land buyers smile home with bags of cement, building blocks [VIDEO] – Daily Post NigeriaPROFILE: Mele Kyari: The new head of Nigeria’s oil giant, NNPC –U.N. reveals secret tape of Khashoggi’s last moments Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.