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Pentagon refers questions about Saudi arms sales to State Dept.

Thursday, the Pentagon referred questions about US arms deals with Saudi Arabia to the State Dept The referral comes amid controversy over an internal watchdog who was fired while reportedly investigating Pompeo's actions in fast-tracking the sales.

Op-Ed: US withdrawing some military equipment from Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration is annoyed at Saudi Arabia's inability to keep oil prices high enough to enable US shale producers to make any profit and some think the partial withdrawal is intended to punish the Saudis.

Senate bill would see US troops withdraw from Saudi Arabia

A bill introduced into the US Senate by Bill Cassidy a Republican from Louisiana, if it passes, would remove all US troops from Saudi Arabian within 30 days of its being passed.

Op-Ed: Mainstream press hesitant to call Saudi Florida attack terrorist?

A Saudi Air Force office launched an attack at the Naval Air Station in Penascola Florida last Friday. Three people ended up dead and eight wounded before the attacker killed himself.

US sends missile defense system and 200 personnel to the Saudis

The Pentagon announced Thursday that it has approved sending air and missiles defense along with 200 personnel to help protect Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said this was just an initial deployment with more to follow.

US to send up to 500 troops to Saudi Arabian base

Riyadh - Satellite images show that facilities are being prepared for up to 500 US ground troops that are to be sent to Saudi Arabia. The troops are said to be sent in response to tensions with Iran.

Op-Ed: Saudis give Trump a royal welcome and nearly $110 billion in arms

Riyad - Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader outside the United States is with King Salman of Saudi Arabia. In spite of the fact that Trump in the past has had harsh words for Saudi Arabia he was presented with a medal by King Salman.

Op-Ed: U.S. administration divided over support for Saudis in Yemen

Sanaa - The Obama administration is reportedly divided on support for the Saudi war in Yemen, which has caused increasing carnage.

Op-Ed: US to sell $640 million worth of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

Riyadh - In spite of the fact that cluster bombs are banned by 83 nations and the US has been highly critical of their alleged use by Assad in Syria, the US authorized the sale of 1,300 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia.

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