“If the US is going to to be the lynchpin, it would put a further demand on some of the air and missile defense forces,” said Becca Wasser, a fellow at the Center for New American Security in Washington, DC.
“The US military does not have enough air and missile defense to protect its own forces, let alone some of the valued assets of regional partners,” Wasser told Al-Monitor.
“Even if the US decides not to send more air and missile defense capabilities to the Middle East, they’re still going to have to send operators — people who are able to process the information. And that’s a further demand as well,” she said.
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