13 Apr '18, 11pm

Thousands of #US troops and Marines arrive in #Jordan

As tensions come to a boil in Syria over an alleged chemical attack, thousands of U.S. troops and Marines will be gathering in neighboring Jordan for the start of a major training exercise. Nearly 3,600 U.S. troops, including Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit , or MEU, will be in place Sunday for the start of a nearly two-week training exercise known as Eager Lion, military officials confirmed to Marine Corps Times. It will be a rare display of allied firepower, which couldn’t come at a more tense time as U.S. Navy warships are steadily building a presence in the Mediterranean in preparation for what analysts presume will be a tomahawk cruise missile strike on Syria. President Donald Trump has sent mixed messages about his plans for an attack on Syria , which the Pentagon is considering after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad allegedly used chemical weapons to...

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