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US says working on laser weapons in ME, citing Iran activity

The US Navy is working on laser weapons in the Middle East to counteract a significant upsurge in Iran's deployment and use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the region, top Central Command (CENTCOM) naval officer and US Fifth Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Brad Cooper says.

Ex-US diplomat: ‘Ridiculous’ to think Washington will leave ME

A former US ambassador to Damascus argues that it is “ridiculous” to think that the United States will leave the Middle East, particularly Syria and Iraq, in the near future.

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