PBS NewsHour

News Wrap: Trump doubts need for more troops in Middle East

Clip: 05/23/2019 | 5m 33s Video has closed captioning.

In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump said he doubts there is a need to send more U.S. troops to the Middle East, despite heightened tensions with Iran. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan also disputed news reports that the U.S. would send 10,000 additional troops to the region. Meanwhile, the Justice Department filed a new 18-count indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Aired: 05/23/19

Rating: NR

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