Bahrain: The Other Middle East Military Intervention

Coverage of the Western intervention in Libya has overshadowed the somewhat unprecedented regional intervention that has been going on for the past two weeks in Bahrain.

Troops from the Gulf Cooperation Council's Peninsula Shield Force (PSF) entered Bahrain after a "request by Bahrain for support," Asharq Alawsat reported on March 15.

According to Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, the development marks "a watershed moment: to see this force being used visibly to deal with internal unrest and to see the GCC states openly declare that these forces are being used in this way."

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