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Iranian missile attacks show the need for better defense abroad

The two Iranian missile attacks over the last several months demonstrate the vulnerabilities to both American forces and vital interests abroad. Last September, a combination of drones and cruise missiles struck the Saudi Aramco oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia. The Houthis backed by Iran in Yemen took credit for the attack, while the United States government put the blame squarely on Iran. Earlier this month, Iran fired ballistic missiles from its soil at Ain Asad base in Iraq where American forces were located.

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