US troop deployment to Saudi Arabia

US Marine Corps General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. (C-L), Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), shakes hands with Saudi military officers during his visit to a military base in al-Kharj in central Saudi Arabia on July 18, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

This program is about US troop deployment to Saudi Arabia.

The deployment of 500 US troops to Saudi Arabia might not sound like much, but it comes at an important juncture. The UAE, Saudi Arabia's staunchest ally in the war on Yemen, has withdrawn much of its forces out of Yemen.

The Saudi's feel alone in this war, sinking deeper into the quagmire there. And when it comes to the hyped-up Iran threat: it remains just that: a hype.

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