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 U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq 
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The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.



With an eye on the threat of a belligerent Iran, the administration is also seeking to expand military ties with the six nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. While the United States has close bilateral military relationships with each, the administration and the military are trying to foster a new “security architecture” for the Persian Gulf that would integrate air and naval patrols and missile defense.

The size of the standby American combat force to be based in Kuwait remains the subject of negotiations, with an answer expected in coming days. Officers at the Central Command headquarters here declined to discuss specifics of the proposals, but it was clear that successful deployment plans from past decades could be incorporated into plans for a post-Iraq footprint in the region.

For example, in the time between the Persian Gulf war in 1991 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the United States Army kept at least a combat battalion — and sometimes a full combat brigade — in Kuwait year-round, along with an enormous arsenal ready to be unpacked should even more troops have been called to the region.

“Back to the future” is how Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, Central Command’s chief of staff, described planning for a new posture in the Gulf.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/world ... -gulf.html

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Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:51 pm
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Home for Christmas my ass.

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Over in Koidville Anturd said he had egg on his face. Naturally, I protested.

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I would never sit on his face.

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You'll have to take that up with him. Sorry.

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This is a revolting development.

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Post Re: U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq
Of course. "We didn't say leaving the mid east, it was Iraq."

It's stationing the troop on the side walk outside Iraq's place. The saving on tax dollars will really pile up now.

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Post Re: U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq
I fucking hate this country.


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skunk wrote:
I fucking hate this country.


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