A member of the US Air Force observes near a Patriot missile battery at Prince Sultan Air Base in al-Kharj, central Saudi Arabia on February 20, 2020 (AFP / archive photo)
Eye of the Middle East: US Removes Advanced Missile Defense Systems From Saudi Air Base: Report
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby confirms that “some air defense assets” have been redeployed, even as Saudi Arabia faces continued Houthi attacks
The United States has removed its most advanced missile defense systems from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks amid ongoing cross-border attacks levied by Yemen’s Houthi movement, the Associated Press reported.
The news agency analyzed satellite footage of Prince Sultan Air Base, which previously had a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) unit and missile defense system in addition to Patriot missile batteries.
Satellite images, taken by Plant Labs Inc., showed that many of those batteries were no longer at the airbase at the end of August.
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WNU Editor: The US is just pushing Saudi Arabia to buy their military hardware somewhere else.
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