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US clings onto Gulf with tens of thousands of troops in region

Thursday, June 21, 2012

US clings onto Gulf with tens of thousands of troops in region


The latest US Senate Foreign Relations Committee report suggests the US will seek to maintain its position as the only superior military power in the Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf region for the time being.

Despite the troop withdrawal from Iraq, the American military presence in the area is set to expand.

The seven-point report suggests that working in close cooperation with GCC (Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf) states, the US intends to maintain military bases or presence in practically all of those countries, namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/persian-gulf-american-military-291/

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