Pentagon wants $100 million extra to be prepared for a war with Iran.
The money, requested from the Congress, is to beef up US military
presence in the Persian Gulf and rapidly upgrade weapons to more
effectively combat Iranian armed forces.
US Central Command, which oversees American forces in the Gulf
region, wants them prepared to defeat the Iranian fleet and shore
artillery. They also want additional drone capabilities and mine swiping
equipment to clear the Strait of Hormuz, should Iran act to set mines
there as it threatened to, reports The Wall Street Journal.As
part of the push, US spec-op team stationed in the United Arab Emirates
has also been ordered to be prepared to take parting in military action
in the region, the newspapers says citing defense sources. The unit is
currently training elite forces of the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and other US
allies in the region.The
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