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One of a series of RAND Perspectives on what the Middle East and U.S. policy might look like in "the days after a deal" with Iran, this Perspective examines the choices the United States will confront in its policies toward Iran and its regional partners in the event that a final nuclear agreement is reached between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany (the P5+1); specifically, it focuses on the choices that will need to be made regarding U.S. military posture and activities in the Middle East, with a focus on the U.S. Air Force.

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