After the remaining American troops are withdrawn from Iraq later this year, the Obama administration plans to increase the American military presence in the Persian Gulf, MSNBC is reporting. The repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait, in case the military is needed to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.
The plan has been under discussion for months, but didn’t gain urgency or attention until President Obama announced the withdrawal of the remaining American troops from Iraq. However, several American military officers and diplomats, as well as officials of several surrounding countries, fear the withdrawal could leave instability in Iraq.
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