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Trump Boosts U.S. Forces in Mideast as Iran Vows Retaliation

  • Trump-ordered airstrike killed key Iranian general in Iraq
  • Ayatollah Khamenei vows ‘severe retaliation’ for the killing
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Top Iranian Commander Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Iraq
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The U.S. is sending more troops to the Middle East after President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike in Iraq that killed one of Iran’s most powerful generals.

About 2,800 troops from the Army’s 82nd Airborne division will join roughly 700 troops dispatched to Kuwait earlier this week as part of the division’s rapid-reaction “ready battalion,” according to two U.S. officials who asked not to be identified discussing the deployment. The U.S. already had about 60,000 personnel in the region.