Pentagon scrambles to save US interests in Middle East, but it might be too late

Ahead of

The Defense Secretary’s tour of the region shows Washington’s unwillingness to evolve.

Ahead of anticipated regional escalations in the coming months, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in the Kingdom of Jordan on Sunday, kickstarting yet another high-profile Middle East visit this year. Despite Washington’s efforts to impose its agenda, its current approach may prove to be too out of touch to make a tangible difference. 

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