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US Wants Allies To Do More In Gulf; But They’re Already There

130521-N-PV215-101 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (May 21, 2013) - Combined Task Force 521 conducts convoy escort operations with a large natural gas tanker during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX). IMCMEX 13 includes navies from more than 40 countries and will exercise a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released) http://www.flickr.com/photos/navcent/8802318716/

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to establish a 20-country coalition to protect commercial shipping in the Middle East. But the US already leads a 33-country coalition doing just that.

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