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Trump considering 14,000 more troops for Middle East

The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the US military footprint in the Middle East, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops to counter Iran, US officials said on Wednesday, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The deployment could double the number of US military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision on the new deployments as soon as this month, those officials said.

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