US deploys amphibious assault ship and Patriot battery to Middle East
13 May 2019 | 5:33 am
The US is beefing up its forces in the Middle East to counter what it called military threats from Tehran. US officials are claiming that Iran is moving short-range ballistic missiles onto small boats.
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