U.S. to deploy military forces to Saudi Arabia, UAE after drone attacks on oil sites

“The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which will be defensive in nature,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Friday.

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the troop deployment to Saudia Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is happening as Iran has engaged in a “significant escalation of violence” in the region.Saul Loeb / AFP – Getty Images file