US reviewing scale of its peacekeeping mission in Sinai

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 6:17 AM

S. executive declare the Pentagon is considering ways it could reduce the no of troops in the Sinai Peninsula and still carry out its peacekeeping mission.

U. S. executive declare the Pentagon is considering ways it could reduce the no of troops in the Sinai Peninsula and still carry out its peacekeeping mission.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said Tuesday that Defense Secretary Ash Carter has notified executive in Israel and Egypt that the U. S. is reviewing its role as portion of a multinational force that's continuously monitored compliance with the one thousand nine hundred seventy-nine Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

Davis said the U. S. wants to discuss the mission with Egypt and Israel but isn't considering withdrawing entirely. He said the U. S. presently has about seven hundred troops in the Sinai.

Latest Aug the Pentagon beefed up its presence with dozens of extra troops to make better protection for the force in the aftermath of a roadside bomb attack.

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