The Middle East has been enormously challenging and costly for the United States during the past two decades, in terms of blood, treasure, and international reputation. Despite this, Washington can afford neither to lessen its involvement nor address the problems of the region only from afar.
The United States should no longer delay the development and implementation of a strategically driven redesign of its force posture in the Gulf. With so many evolving global demands and complex, multifaceted, and unpredictable security challenges, Washington cannot afford to waste its efforts on less-than-core strategic priorities.
Thus, it is more critical than ever...