Missile defense

Readers split 58-42 percent on whether more U.S. troops should be sent to help Saudi Arabia boost its missile defense.

Most magnoliareporter.com readers support sending more United States troops to shore up Saudi Arabia’s air defenses.

Starting Tuesday, we invited readers to select one of four answers to the following question:

“President Trump is ordering a small number of additional U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia to shore up its air defenses following a drone and missile attack on oil processing facilities. Do you think the troops should be sent?”

The results:

Yes. This shows that the U.S. is serious about maintaining peace in the region, 47 votes.

No. No. More U.S. troops should not be put at risk to defend Saudi Arabia or its oil – we can do without the oil, 33 votes.

Yes. Defending Saudi Arabia is vital to U.S. economic interests, 28 votes.

No. U.S. military presence in the region serves only to inflame anti-American sentiment, 23 votes.

Total votes: 128.

magnoliareporter.com online polls are not scientific. They are conducted for the information and entertainment of our readers.

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