As the atmosphere in the Gulf turns increasingly parlous
, the consequence of a game of brinksmanship playing out
between the United States and Iran, the Pentagon is expected to brief the White House Thursday on a plan to send a contingent of up to 10,000 troops to the Middle-East.
The plan, first reported
by the Associated Press, is not, according to U.S. officials, a reaction to any new threats by Iran, and would be purely defensive in nature.
It’s not known if President Trump will be present at the meeting, though his approval would be necessary to send thousands of troops halfway around the world.
In other defense-related news today, the Pentagon confirmed
it investigates UFO sightings.