It is officially declared that the United States is deploying military forces in support of Saudi Arabia after the major drone attacks on Saudia Arabia's major oil sites. President Donald Trump called out the culprits to this attack, Iran, who also threated the United States after their attack on the oil facilities. The U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper stated that "The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense."

General Joseph F. Dunford Jr, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answered reporters' queries about the deployment of U.S. military forces after the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. Dunford declared that the troop deployment is at best in a "modest" count that does not reach thousands. He is planning to confer with U.S. Central Command and Saudi Officials for further details of the deployment. The outcome of this conference will be announced next week.

Esper stated that the troops' focus would be on air and missile defenses. The United States will also up the shipment of military hardware. Esper also clarified that the president is not seeking conflict with Iran. This is to answer for Saudi Arabia's request for defensive support to prove that the United States is supporting their country.

After all, the United States' commerce is directly affected by the oil attack, causing the price of gasoline to rise up. The troops are sent to "ensure the support of free-flow or resources necessary to support the global economy.