Mattis orders Patriots redeployed from ME to Far East

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has reportedly ordered the US military to pull four Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems from Middle East allies Jordan, Bahrain and Kuwait next month. US defense officials report a refocusing of attention from Iran to global threats from China and Russia. This report is not confirmed officially and appears to conflict with the strong anti-Iran policy laid out by President Donald Trump in his UN speech.

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