US Military Moving Air Defense Systems Into Iraq to Protect Troops

US Department of Defense

The United States military has announced the deployment of air defense systems into Iraq to protect troops following an increase in attacks.

According to Fox News:

The U.S. military said Thursday air defense systems are “moving” into Iraq following attacks on American and coalition forces in recent weeks.

The weapons include Patriot surface-to-air missiles and a variant of the Navy’s SeaRam and CIWIS (“sea wiz”) which fires 3,000 rounds a minute, a defense official with knowledge of the order tells Fox News.

For operational security, the U.S. military is not disclosing which bases are getting reinforced.

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Two Americans and a British Army medic were killed in a rocket attack outside Baghdad last month leading to U.S. airstrikes destroying five weapons depots used by the Iranian-backed militia blamed for the attack.

The region has become hostile as tensions between Iran and the United States have increased.

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paul filing
1 year ago

I got an idea—-put numerous big gun units along the Iranian border and warn then that if they fire even a pistol in Iraq, we will rain down thousands of 105 Howz. on all large cities in Iran. End of problem without having to participate in a military battle.

Chuck
Chuck
1 year ago

04.04.2020 – So here we have Pres. Trump fighting 2 battles – one on the homefront with the CCP Virus – and – the other in Iraq. And what are Pelosi & Co. fighting – the homefront war to get all the MONEY they can for political purposes – to heck with fighting a real conflict – that’s it……Makes a person wonder what good they are.

Morris Short
Morris Short
1 year ago
Reply to  Chuck

I don’ t have to wonder , I already kmow.

Rus
Rus
1 year ago
Reply to  Chuck

I already know Pelosi & Co are NO GOOD!

ABU TOM
1 year ago

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy, as well as a few other senators, were recently caught overseas meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week.

Lea
Lea
1 year ago

IMHO? Start fining and jailing ALL Senators, Congress-persons and any House members, Current or Former, who are running overseas, and making Back-Yard Deals with ‘anyone’…in a foreign nation! Period, end of story. You’ve got a lot of Garbage out there, who are making a pile of money, including illegal Stock Trades/sales in a time of Crisis!!

Erika
1 year ago
Reply to  Lea

To fine them is just a drop in the bucket, unless it is in the Millions. They all get rich in that job. I would say general prison, not in the privileged ones for VIP’s. They are supposed to be examples in immaculate behavior as representatives for the USA. As it turns out they are SCUM BAGS who lie, cheat and steal like any other low life. It is a shame that our elected officials have become lawless and unreliable. What’s worst, we pay them for it. There must be a new law written that any ILLEGAL activity committed by any government official is subject to immediate dismissal with loss of any pensions, healthcare/insurance, etc.

PapaLee
1 year ago

Everyone of the greedy sobs that sold their stock right after getting a briefing on COVID-19, should be impeached or removed from office.
Both dems and reps were found out and every one of them have lost their privilege to remain in office.

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