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May 24, 2023
Pentagon Official Outlines ‘Paradigm Shift’ in US Defense Approach to Middle East
Journalist Joseph Haboush
Jonathan Lord, director of the Middle East Security program at the Center for a New American Security, lauded the vision for the Defense Department’s presence in the Middle East.
To successfully implement this strategy, there are several challenges, including the need for the Biden administration and Congress to support the new plan’s implementation by embracing Gulf partnerships and addressing these states’ security needs, Lord told Al Arabiya English. “In the region, CENTCOM needs to overcome intra-Gulf state mistrust to build the necessary integrated systems that provide mutual security at scale,” he added.
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