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Must America Be in the Middle East?

U.S. Marines patrol near Falluja in western Iraq, October 31, 2004. (Reuters/Eliana Aponte)Yes, but the strategic considerations have changed

Since World War II, the United States has identified a number of national interests in the Greater Middle East, a region often defined quite loosely as the Arab nations (including those of North Africa), Israel, and sometimes Turkey, as well as Iran, the Horn of Africa countries, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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Real threat facing the Middle East is Iranian extremism

Published in the Arab News, Oct. 13, 2016

By Ray Hanania

Although much is made of the rising threat of ISIS and al-Qaeda in the Middle East, one axis more threatening, is the violent coalition of Syria and Hezbollah, led by Iran.

Iran is one of the most dangerous regimes in the greater Middle East region and their agenda has not changed since the Shah of Iran was ousted in February 1979.

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