Around 900 U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East in response to increasing attacks on American forces. The deployment includes forces equipped with Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries and Patriot battalions. These forces aim to enhance U.S. force protection capabilities in the region amidst rising tensions linked to the Israel-Hamas conflict. Recent attacks on American forces have led to minor injuries among twenty-one U.S. troops.
- 900 U.S. troops are being deployed to the Middle East to strengthen U.S. force protection in the area.
- The troops will operate a THAAD battery and Patriot battalions, sourced from various U.S. forts including Fort Bliss and Fort Sill.
- These forces are not intended for deployment in Israel but aim to support regional deterrence efforts.
- Tensions have escalated due to the Israel-Hamas war, with U.S. and coalition forces experiencing multiple attacks in Iraq and Syria.
- While the U.S. has not presented evidence, it attributes these attacks to groups affiliated with Iran.