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Opinion | Why did the U.S. protect Saudi Arabia with Patriot missiles but not troops in Iraq?

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Opinion | Why did the U.S. protect Saudi Arabia with Patriot missiles but not troops in Iraq?

U.S. troops in Iraq have no American air defense protection from Iran, but Saudi Arabia does. “The Defense Department ought to have extended to its forces in Iraq the same protection it has provided Saudi Arabia — by covering them with advanced Patriot missile defenses.”

Opinion | Why did the U.S. protect Saudi Arabia with Patriot missiles but not troops in Iraq?

The lack of Patriot missile batteries at the base attacked by Iran shows how little forethought the U.S. put into the consequences of killing Soleimani.

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