Is CENTCOM Prescribing the ‘Suitable Medicine’ to Deter Iran?


By: Lt Col Kashif Ehtisham, Pakistan Army (CSAG/CCJ5)


29 September 2023

Subject: Is CENTCOM Prescribing the ‘Suitable Medicine’ to Deter Iran?

Purpose: To present CSAG analysis of the recent deployment of additional US troops and assets in the Middle East (ME) to deter Iran, within the context of the current strategic and operational environment, and to draw pertinent conclusions for US CENTCOM.

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The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of a number of international officers within the Combined Strategic Analysis Group (CSAG) and do not necessarily reflect the views of United States Central Command, not of the nations represented within the CSAG or any other governmental agency.