In response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities, the US Department of Defense announced on the 26th that it will increase the number of support personnel to Saudi, including one surface-to-air missile patriot and four warning surveillance radars. did. The US administration claims that Iran was involved in the attack, and aims to strengthen its control over Iran.
The statement stressed, “Strengthen air defense and missile defense against Saudi important military and civilian facilities, and increase the presence of US troops in the region,” urged other countries to support Saudi defense. The Secretary of Defense Esper also approved that two Patriots and a high altitude interceptor missile system (THAAD) would be prepared for additional deployment.
On the 20th, Esper announced an increase in the number of US troops stationed in Saudi Arabia. He stressed that a military defense clash with Iran was not desired in a “defensive measure” by a small unit. With tensions with Iran growing, the US Department of Defense has resumed full US military presence in Saudi Arabia for the first time in 16 years since July, and according to US media, hundreds of air defense units are currently stationed. That's it. (New York = Watanabe Hill)