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U.S. military to maintain expanded Mideast presence, for now at least, following Iran strikes

Jan 23, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

ABOARD THE USS BATAAN - The United States hopes to avert a conflict with Iran but will maintain an expanded military footprint in the Middle East amid heightened tensions, the head of U.S. Central Command said Thursday during a visit to the region.

Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie Jr. said that new air, naval and troop deployments were intended to restore deterrence and send a signal to Tehran following a period in which tit-for-tat Iranian and U.S. attacks pushed the region to the brink of w...