The measure is seen as another deterrent to Tehran, according to sources in the Wall Street Journal.
In addition to military personnel, Washington can send dozens of ships and other military equipment to the Middle East. Trump may make a decision in December, writes WSJ.
Some officials believe that, instead of deterrence, the expected deployment could, on the contrary, provoke an attack from Iran or «lead the region to a dangerous and unpredictable conflict».
At the Pentagon, the data is refused.