U.S. carrier, bombers sent to Middle East on ‘credible threat’ by Iran: Pentagon chief

FILE PHOTO: Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan testifies before a House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Defense - FY2020 Budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday that he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of indications of a “credible threat by Iranian regime forces.” U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday that the United States was deploying the Abraham […]

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