US considering big increase in troops to the Middle East: Source

The source said that thousands more Americans could be sent to the Middle East amid new indications that Iran could be preparing for more aggressive action.
1:31 | 12/05/19

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Zbland we are following another developing headline tonight. Will thousands of U.S. Troops be sent to the Middle East? And it comes. ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha rad das and what she's learned tonight. Reporter: Tonight, with Pentagon officials seeing new indications that Iran could be preparing for more aggressive action, the U.S. Is considering another significant increase in American forces in the region. Is a U.S. Official tells ABC news that thousands more Americans could be sent to the mideast, although no decision has yet been made. The U.S. Began increasing troops in may, after what the U.S. Said was an imminent threat from Iran to American interests and forces in the region. That was followed by what were said to be Iranian attacks on Saudi oil facilities, commercial oil tankers and a sophisticated U.S. Drone. Some 14,000 U.S. Troops, a bomber group, patriot missile batteries and an aircraft carrier were eventually sent to the region in response. And Martha Raddatz with us live tonight. And Martha, your sources are telling you that this decision to send more troops to the region could be made before the end of the year? Reporter: It could, David. It could come within weeks, because the U.S. Says the threat from Iran is not going away and is only increase, given the protests that have been taking place within Iran. David? Thank you, Martha. And there is growing outrage tonight over a new lawsuit filed

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