US military training for Saudi students may be restarted in ‘the coming days’

American training for hundreds of Saudi Arabian military students could begin “in the coming days” after it was put on hold over a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in December.

The Pentagon had stopped training about 850 Saudis who were in the United States after a 21-year-old Saudi Air Force second lieutenant shot and killed three American sailors and wounded several others at the base.

Jonathan Hoffman, chief spokesman for the Defense Department, said an announcement on the matter would be made soon.

“We’re looking forward to turning it
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