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All the U.S. Military Hardware Headed to the Middle East
Popular Mechanics ^ | January 6th, 2019 | By Kyle Mizokami

Posted on 01/06/2020 10:13:53 PM PST by Mariner

The U.S. military is pouring troops into the Middle East as it prepares to deal with fallout from the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed by U.S. forces on January 3, 2020. Iran and Iranian-backed militias throughout the region have promised revenge for the attack on one of Iran’s most senior military figures. In response, the Pentagon is flowing ground, air, and sea forces into the area, including Army Rangers and Super Hornet strike fighters.

The buildup actually began on December 31, 2019, when protests organized by Iranian-backed militias threatened the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. U.S. Central Command deployed Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces Crisis Response—Central Command (SPMAGTF CR-CC), a company of approximately 100 Marines and MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft designed to provide a quick reaction force for U.S. forces and facilities throughout the region.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aviation; congress; democrats; fakenews; iran; military; trump
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A long list at the link. Lots of light infantry & Special Forces. Carrier Strike Group 8. USS Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group with TWO Assault ships. No mention of the USAF assets being deployed which are surely substantial. And I'm sure an SSGN Trident or two is lurking near by.

These are substantial quick reaction forces, not to be taken lightly.

1 posted on 01/06/2020 10:13:53 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner

It’s not wise to give your enemy ALL the information he needs to prepare for you.

Better that much of it is kept quiet anyways.


2 posted on 01/06/2020 10:19:02 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Mariner

I love how this information is coming out at night.

When Congress is not in session so the dems can stew over it all sleepless night.


3 posted on 01/06/2020 10:20:06 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: metmom

LOL, there is NO WAY in hell Iran could prepare for what would be headed their way!!!


4 posted on 01/06/2020 10:20:39 PM PST by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: metmom

This is all Pentagon information.

They are not hiding this for obvious reasons.

They want Iran to know what could await them.

Deterrence.


5 posted on 01/06/2020 10:20:42 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: metmom; All

Yup, I would not have “advertised” any of these logistics. The rats will scamper back to their nests waiting for us to return back to base, so to speak.


6 posted on 01/06/2020 10:25:02 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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I want to know how many EOS infiltrators are operating on the MX border or in our major cities with US citizenship.
Who or what agency is in high gear for this front?


7 posted on 01/06/2020 10:25:08 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Mariner

For how long. Another 40 years?


8 posted on 01/06/2020 10:25:49 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: magna carta

We may find out.

But it would just seal the fate of their host country.


9 posted on 01/06/2020 10:27:26 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Cobra64

surely we’ll be greeted as liberators


10 posted on 01/06/2020 10:28:30 PM PST by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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To: Cobra64

“Another 40 years?”

The strategy has changed.

I don’t anticipate a single US boot on Iranian soil. In fact, if Iran doesn’t make good on their threats, there likely won’t be any shooting at all.

But if they do, hell will rain down upon them.


11 posted on 01/06/2020 10:29:50 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: metmom

Yeah kinda what I recall. Shhhhhhhhh!


12 posted on 01/06/2020 10:33:22 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Mariner

Revelation.


13 posted on 01/06/2020 10:33:41 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Mr. President, We the People's, have your back.)
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To: proust

Yeah, right... /s


14 posted on 01/06/2020 10:42:40 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Mariner

Yeah... Hopefully we’d MOAB and fuel-air-vapor bomb the equivalent of their White House and Congress in session.


15 posted on 01/06/2020 10:45:15 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: metmom

Ah, not when the enemy can’t do a darn thing about it.

It’s an insane mismatch and just doesn’t matter.

Like the mother of all tank wars with Iraq


16 posted on 01/06/2020 10:50:39 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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Re: your 2

Yeah, I understand and fully agree, but there really isn’t much Iran can do without any force they have doing suicide attacks.


17 posted on 01/06/2020 10:50:53 PM PST by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: Mariner

I got the call this morning to show up in full Italian sweat suit gear with my Louisville slugger.


18 posted on 01/06/2020 10:51:29 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: dp0622

Being logistics I was told to bring cold beer and sandwiches.


19 posted on 01/06/2020 10:54:14 PM PST by jimpick
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To: jimpick

ROFLMAO!!

You’re got the most important role!!

At least to me :)


20 posted on 01/06/2020 10:58:18 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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