November 27, 2021

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Pentagon Chief Tries to Reassure Mideast Allies After Afghanistan Pullout

MANAMA, Bahrain—Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sought to reassure allies that Washington remains committed to Middle East security, after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan aggravated worries that it was abandoning the region.

Addressing a security forum Saturday in Bahrain, the Pentagon chief said the U.S. maintains tens of thousands of troops in the region and would move in more if needed, but didn’t indicate any imminent force deployments amid a string of recent attacks by Iran-linked groups in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

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