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Sun May 26, 2019, 01:59 PM


Beto O'Rourke says Trump 'provoking yet another war' by sending more troops to the Middle East

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke criticized President Donald Trump's approval to send an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East this week as a step toward "yet another war."

"President Trump is escalating tensions, is provoking yet another war in the Middle East where we find ourselves already engaged in war in so many countries -- in Iraq, in Syria, in Yemen, not too far from there in Libya, and in Afghanistan," the former Texas congressman told Margaret Brennan on CBS' Face the Nation in an interview that will air Sunday.

Trump on Friday told reporters at the White House the US would be sending an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East in a "mostly protective" effort to deter Iranian threats. The President gave his approval to acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to deploy additional military resources to the Middle East to protect against what the Pentagon believes could be a rising threat from Iran against US troops already deployed to the region.

"We want to have protection," Trump said on Friday. "The Middle East, we're going to be sending a relatively small number of troops -- mostly protective. Some very talented people are going to the Middle East right now and we'll see what happens."

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