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  • U.S. helicopter squadron in the Persian Gulf launches an MK-105 Mod 4 Sled
    Military Strategy


    By Land and by Sea

    Stacie L. Pettyjohn , Evan Braden Montgomery

    Jul 22, 2013

    Foreign Affairs

    There are good reasons for the United States to rethink how it counterbalances Iran, reassures local allies, and projects power with fewer resources. However, tying down large numbers of fighter aircraft in the Gulf is likely only to exacerbate old problems and create new ones.

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