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Pentagon Bulks Up Defenses in the Gulf
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday 17 July 2012 |

Posted on 07/17/2012 3:54:46 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

The Pentagon is building a missile-defense radar station at a secret site in Qatar and organizing its biggest-ever minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf, as preparations accelerate for a possible flare-up with Iran, according to U.S. officials.

The radar site will complete the backbone of a system designed to defend U.S. interests and allies such as Israel and European nations against Iranian rockets, officials told The Wall Street Journal. The minesweeping exercises, in September, will be the first such multilateral drills in the region, and are expected to be announced by U.S. officials Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: articleauthornoturl; iran; qatar; waronterror

1 posted on 07/17/2012 3:54:49 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m smelling an October Surprise “Wag the Dog”.

2 posted on 07/17/2012 5:15:42 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Think Baraq will use the Clinton playbook and fire off a few rounds of Tomahawks if the facts start closing in on him at home?

3 posted on 07/17/2012 5:19:23 PM PDT by nascarnation
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