President Trump has ordered about 4,000 more US troops to be sent to the Gulf in the face of a worsening crisis in Iraq

President Trump has ordered about 4,000 more US troops to be sent to the Gulf in the face of a worsening crisis in Iraq, effectively ending his policy of withdrawing from the Middle East’s “endless wars”. Marines guarding the US embassy in Baghdad were again forced to fire tear gas yesterday as local militias and their supporters made a second attempt to storm it. Apache helicopters were deployed on New Year’s Eve, firing flares to warn off crowds outside the embassy that had earlier broken into the reception area and set fire to parts of the compound. It is thought … Continue reading President Trump has ordered about 4,000 more US troops to be sent to the Gulf in the face of a worsening crisis in Iraq