THE FIRST wave of 750 US paratroopers has been deployed to Kuwait after Donald Trump warned Iran will “pay a very big price” for the US embassy attack.
Some 4,000 troops in total are on alert ahead of possible snap deployment orders.
On Wednesday at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division boarded C-17 Globemaster aircraft transports bound for Kuwait.
The official account for the 82nd Airborne, America’s Division tweeted: ‘Early this morning more than 650 All American Paratroopers and equipment began their deployment to the @CENTCOM (U.S. Central Command) area of operations.
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