Breaking news out of D.C. where Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford just announced that President Trump “approved the deployment of US forces” to Saudi Arabia “which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense”:

Iran, you’re on notice:

As for the exact number of troops head to Saudi Arabia, it’s not quite clear. “Not thousands,” according to Gen. Dunford:

More details are expected this weekend:

Earlier, the president announced new sanctions on Iran over their alleged role in the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields: