DOD makes it official: Two fighter squadrons, an air expeditionary wing, two Patriot batteries and a THAAD anti-missile system are deploying to Saudi Arabia.

Fun fact: the presence of US military personnel in Saudi Arabia prompted Osama bin Laden’s 1996 declaration of war. https://t.co/lsNlohxYLf

— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) October 11, 2019