US deploying more Patriot missiles to Middle East, amid Iranian threats

A US Patriot missile defence system is pictured during the Israeli-US military exercise "Juniper Cobra" at the Hatzor Airforce Base in Israel on March 8, 2018.

Washington (CNN)The US has announced it will deploy additional Patriot missiles to the Middle East after US officials said intelligence indicates Iran and its proxies could be planning to threaten US forces and interests in the Middle East.

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan approved the deployment.
"The Acting Secretary of Defense has approved the movement of USS Arlington and a Patriot Battery to US Central Command as part of the command's original request for forces earlier this week," a Pentagon statement said.
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