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Middle-East mess plagues US agenda

Obama is likely to find himself being forced again to invest more of his time and energy on dealing with the never-ending instability in the region.

Last week, the Shiite Houthi militias that are affiliated with the powerful Houthi tribe succeeded in taking over Sana'a and appeared to emerge as the winning side in the long war the Houthis have been waging against the government.

SIX years ago when he was running for president he had made a commitment to disengage the United States from the wars in the Middle East, and later on during his first term in office he declared his commitment to "pivot" US strategy from West Asia to East Asia.

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