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The U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division’s alert brigade has been issued orders to deploy rapidly to Kuwait following an attack on the American embassy in Baghdad by a pro-Iranian mob.
I’m sure the 82nd is pretty lightly armed. But do you know what type of weapon systems they are issued ?
A detachment of 100 Marines is deploying to Iraq to reinforce security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after Iraqi protesters supportive of an Iran-backed Shiite militia attempted to storm the compound, U.S. Central Command said Tuesday.
All U.S. personnel are secure and there are no plans to evacuate the embassy, the State Department told Military Times in a Tuesday email.
The State Department added that the U.S. ambassador for Iraq, Matt Tueller, is returning to the embassy from previously scheduled personal travel.
The Marines were requested by the U.S. State Department and their deployment was approved by Iraqi Security Forces, Central Command spokesman Mike Lawhorn told Military Times by phone Tuesday. Two Apache attack helicopters are providing over watch.
They operate the LAV-25 light armored vehicle.
originally posted by: musicismagic
Iwakuni troops are all ready to go
This #tlll is for real
Trump aint fkn around
originally posted by: ArMaP
originally posted by: Zaphod58
APS-5 is in Kuwait and Qatar. It's one of the largest APS units currently out there.
What's an APS?