Pompeo speaks after CENTCOM briefing in Florida

By Grace Segers

/ CBS News

CBSN

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is speaking to reporters after a closed meeting with Commander Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie and Special Forces Commander Lt. General Richard Clarke at CENTCOM headquarters in Tampa, Florida, to discuss regional security concerns and operations.

CENTCOM oversees military operations in the Middle East. Pompeo's remarks come after the Trump administration announced it was sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amid increased aggression from Iran, including potentially attacking tankers in the Persian Gulf.

First published on June 18, 2019 / 12:38 PM

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Grace Segers

Grace Segers is a politics reporter for CBS News Digital.

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