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May 10, 2019

SASC Chairman Inhofe Praises Continued Deterrence in Persian Gulf

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced the United States will move the USS Arlington and a Patriot missile battery to join the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and bomber task force in the Middle East.  

“I’m pleased President Trump and Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan are continuing a policy of meaningful deterrence against Iran and its use of proxies in the region,” Inhofe said. “By proactively moving the USS Arlington and a Patriot system to the region to join the USS Abraham Lincoln, the United States is sending Iran a clear message: stand down or we will stand up.”

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