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Pentagon review may mean closer oversight of CENTCOM requests

The Pentagon's anticipated posture review remains largely classified, but it may help prevent shows of force in the Middle East which some have seen as excessive.
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The Pentagon announced it had completed a months-long review of the distribution of its forces around the world on Monday, but defense officials remained mum on what lies ahead for the US military’s presence in the Middle East.

Beyond beefing up airfields in the Pacific and new deployments to Korea — details first reported by the Wall Street Journal — Pentagon officials offered little clarity on what the global posture review actually means the military’s role in the Biden administration’s approach to deterring China.

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