Pentagon asks Trump to send several thousand more troops to Mideast as Iran tensions grow

Pentagon asks Trump to send several thousand more troops to Mideast as Iran tensions grow

The Pentagon has asked the White House to send several thousand more troops, Patriot anti-missile batteries and warplanes to the Middle East to boost U.S. defenses against Iranian threats, senior U.S. officials said Thursday, in a sign of the growing friction with Tehran.

If approved, the reinforcements...