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Pumping arms: Pentagon’s bigger stick to beat Iran

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pumping arms: Pentagon’s bigger stick to beat Iran


Pentagon wants $100 million extra to be prepared for a war with Iran. The money, requested from the Congress, is to beef up US military presence in the Persian Gulf and rapidly upgrade weapons to more effectively combat Iranian armed forces.

US Central Command, which oversees American forces in the Gulf region, wants them prepared to defeat the Iranian fleet and shore artillery. They also want additional drone capabilities and mine swiping equipment to clear the Strait of Hormuz, should Iran act to set mines there as it threatened to, reports The Wall Street Journal..... MORE

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URL: http://rt.com/news/pentagon-upgrade-persian-gulf-201/

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