USA—Air Defense Systems, Fighter Jets Being Pulled From Middle East

Wall Street Journal | 06/21/2021

The U.S. is reducing its military presence in the Middle East, reports the Wall Street Journal. White House officials said that eight Patriot anti-missile batteries from Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system from Saudi Arabia are being withdrawn, said officials. The number of fighter jet squadrons deployed in the region is also being reduced. The drawdown began earlier this month after a June 2 call between Defense Secretary...
 

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