US to Deploy THAAD Advanced Air Defense Systems in Response to Pro-Iranian Militia Attacks

In a significant move reflecting the escalating tensions in the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, announced late this evening that the U.S. Army will be deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery along with multiple Patriot Surface-to-Air Missile batteries to the region. This decision comes in the wake of a series of attacks by pro-Iranian militias across the Middle East and the observed escalation in Israel. Read full Defense News at this link …

United States announced the deployment of the THAAD air defense missile systems in the Middle East. (Picture source U.S. DoD)

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