U.S. Deploys Patriot Air Defense Systems, Troops to Saudi Arabia

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    I was certain that we had already sold them some of these and it turned out to be right. They have them all centered in the southern part of the country to deal with missiles from Yemen.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending one Patriot missile battery and four ground-based radar systems to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Thursday, in what officials describe as the first steps to help the kingdom protect itself against Iranian attacks.

    Two more Patriot batteries and a THAAD missile defense system will be prepared to go later if needed, and the deployment will involve about 200 troops.

    I’m just wondering if we’re going to get them to pay us for using the troops.

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    ?pay us? I never did economics 101------the ins and outs of money confuses me.
    In any case----the kids ARE on salary------they are housed on Saudi land-----and
    the local Saudis invite them to supper. The kids are an asset-----to the local
    economy----they buy stuff
     

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