US to Withdraw Patriot Defenses from Saudi Arabia

On May 7, U.S. officials confirmed plans to remove two Patriot air and missile defense batteries from Saudi Arabia. According to the official, the move would mark an end to the U.S. buildup of forces in response to recent hostilities with Iran. In addition to removing two batteries defending oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the United States has withdrawn two fighter jet squadrons and is considering further reductions.