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The blockade imposed on Qatar by several of its neighboring Arab nations has had no impact on war efforts against the Islamic State from the United States’ largest base in the Middle East, but it is affecting the Pentagon’s long-term planning, a U.S. defense official said Friday.

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Five major Arab powers severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5, a move that could impact one of U.S. Central Command’s most important overseas airbases — as well as the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria.

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