Sunday, January 12, 2020

Saudi trainees expelled

More than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at U.S. military bases will be expelled from the United States in the wake of a Pentagon review prompted by the Dec. 6 shooting deaths of three sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola by a Saudi Air Force officer. The Saudis being expelled are not accused of aiding the shooter. The Pentagon announced on Dec. 10 it was grounding all Saudi Arabian aviation personnel after the incident. The Pentagon then announced on Dec. 19 that it found no threat in its review of about 850 military students from Saudi Arabia studying in the United States. (Sources: CNN, Reuters, 01/11/20) Previous