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US to Keep 1,500 Troops in Jordan for Time Being

The United States has about 1,500 U.S. troops in Jordan and they will remain there until the security situation improves, the White House told Congress on Friday. The U.S. contingent in Jordan, which includes Patriot missile systems and fighter aircraft, is there to help the Jordanian government as it grapples with strains from the civil war in neighboring Syria. A flood of refugees from Syria into Jordan has tested the Jordanian government of King Hussein, a close U.S. ally. “These...

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