To the editor: The Islamic Republic of Iran is surrounded by U.S. military personnel: Iraq, 6,000; Syria, 800; Afghanistan, 14,000; Kuwait, 13,000; Jordan, 3,000; Saudi Arabia, 3,000; Bahrain, 7,000; Oman, 600; United Arab Emirates, 5,000; Qatar, 13,000; and Turkey, 2,500.

If 67,000 Russian (or Chinese or North Korean or Iranian, etc.,) troops were stationed in, say, Canada and Mexico — with accompanying warships, planes and missiles cruising off both our coasts — wouldn’t the United States have legitimate concerns?

Grenville B. Whitman

Rock Hall

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