Satellite photos show that the United States has removed a significant number of its advanced missile defense systems and Patriot missile batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent days.

Photos that were obtained and published by The Associated Press (AP) show that the Prince Sultan Air Base previously had on site a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) unit, another missile defense system, and Patriot missiles provided by the United States. But those batteries are no longer at the base, according to satellite photos taken in late August and reviewed by the AP.

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In this satellite photo, an area of Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia sees Patriot missile batteries stationed with one advanced Terminal High Altitude Air Defense unit on Aug. 9, 2021. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)
Prince Sultan Air Base
In this satellite photo, an area of Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia that once saw Patriot missile batteries stationed there with one advanced Terminal High Altitude Air Defense unit stands empty on Sept. 10, 2021. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

“The Defense Department continues to maintain tens of thousands of forces and a robust force posture in the Middle East, representing some of our most advanced

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