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Pentagon to send radar, Patriot missiles to bolster Saudi defenses

Pentagon to send radar, Patriot missiles to bolster Saudi defenses

The Pentagon said Thursday it plans to send four radar systems, a battery of Patriot missiles and about 200 support personnel to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defenses. The deployment is seen to be more limited than U.S. officials previously reported. President Trump has said that he believed his military restraint so far showed ’strength’.

mcpimpen 1 year

why in the fuck are my tax dollars going to help these fucks...

porcus 1 year

I don't like this. Let the Wahabis defend themselves.

CoLpOeSnED 1 year

This is pathetic, Trump's in the pocket of the deep state now

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 1 year

Patriot missiles CAN shoot down a drone. But for less than the cost of a single missile you can overwhelm every single Patriot battery in existence with drones. This is an example of the interia of large countries which have yet to properly adapt to irregular tactics being employed by smaller actors. Patriots are for aircraft, cruise missiles and ICBM RVs (the newer ones can determine decoy from live RV which is fucking awesome). Using them against a drone threat is massive overkill.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

What? Radar? To the Saudis? What have they been using up to now?

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