300 More U.S. Troops Deploy to U.S. Central Command
DOD: "There have been more strikes by Iranian-backed militia groups on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria. The American forces are in the countries performing a defeat-ISIS mission."
Department of Defense: An additional 300 U.S. troops will deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of operations from the continental United States, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said today.
These troops will provide capabilities in explosive ordnance disposal, communications, and other support functions for forces already in the region. These forces will not go to Israel, Ryder said.
"They are intended to support regional deterrence efforts and further bolster U.S. force protection capabilities," he told reporters.