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There are Real Reasons to be Wary of Iran, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says

There are Real Reasons to be Wary of Iran, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says by Meghann Myers - Military Times

Though the Defense Department announced Friday that just under a thousand American troops would be heading to the Middle East specifically in response to concerns about Iran, they are only meant as a show of force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.

Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford told an audience that putting more boots on the ground was the next logical step after intelligence concluded that a pattern of moves by the Iranian government signaled a heightened threat against U.S. forces stationed in nearby countries.

And there is good reason for that, Dunford said…

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