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Monday, March 14, 2011

Forces are from Peninsula Shield, Bahrain Says

Bahrain is now saying that the GCC (but clearly, mainly Saudi) forces which have entered Bahrain are from the GCC's Peninsula Shield force. Peninsula Shield is the GCC's joint intervention force normally based in northeastern Saudi Arabia.

The US is treading cautiously, as I expected, expressing concern about the use of troop nd sending Jeffrey Feltman to Bahrain.

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