He is attempting to solidify US allied support against Iran. Admiral William Fallon's, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), ten day tour will consist of stops in Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. This could be viewed as either: coalition building, a containment strategy, or another arms deal. Excerpts from the Air Force Times article
At military compounds and royal reception halls across the Persian Gulf this week, Adm. William Fallon is delivering personal appeals to Arab leaders to counter Iran’s ambitions to expand its regional influence and move ahead with its nuclear program.
Fallon has carefully avoided publicly discussing any war contingency plans or making any direct threats against Iran, which sits in his sphere of operations. As head of U.S. Central Command, he oversees forces in Central Asia, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.
His current 10-day trip, which began Saturday in Bahrain, was more about seeking to quietly galvanize Gulf leaders while letting others sharply escalate pressure on Tehran. On Sunday, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said the world should prepare for war if Iran obtains nuclear weapons.
Military officials with knowledge of Fallon’s meetings also suggested that pressure from Gulf nations could dissuade Iranian naval forces from challenging U.S. and allies watching over Iraqi oil platforms and shipping lanes into Kuwait and Iraq. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
“We want to send Iran a message that there are no cracks between the U.S. and its allies here,” Fallon said.
...he still comes bearing 'gifts'...
In Bahrain, Fallon expressed support for a possible $300 million upgrade for the nation’s F-16 fleet and met with Crown Prince Sheik Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, who also serves as commander in chief of the nation’s military forces.
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One question...why no Condi?...shouldn't she be with him?...
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