The United States is planning to extend its military presence in Kuwait.
The latest report from Congress said 15,000 US troops are already stationed in the tiny Gulf country.
It said more troops are needed to respond to sudden conflicts in the region.
Iran, Iraq and the ability to keep oil flowing from Saudi Arabia are major concerns for the world's biggest economy.
Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington.
Source: Al Jazeera English