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An American General Probably Thinks -- "Thanks Trump, for Putting a Target on My Back!"

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... Two runways, 9,015 ft and 9,777 ft.


The U.S. has maintained a Defense Cooperation Agreement with Kuwait since 1991 Persian Gulf War. As such, Kuwait holds major non-NATO U.S. ally status. Since 2011, troops garrisoned in Kuwait are primarily intended to support Operation Spartan Shield, a mission to "deter regional aggression and stabilize countries within the region." The military currently maintains a force of 2,200 MRAPs in Kuwait.

Ali Al Salem Air Base

... Two 9,805 ft runways.

... 386th Air Expeditionary Wing is a primary occupant, operating C-17 and C-130 cargo aircraft. ... Base operates as a way station for troops.

Camp Arifjan

... Serves as U.S. HQ in Kuwait.

... Built by the Kuwaiti government at a cost of $200 million to replace temporary basing structure originally used since the Gulf War.

... Features a Joint Military Mail Terminal.

Camp Buehring

... Broke ground on $3.7 million living facilities expansion in 2017.

... Has precision approach radar capability, allowing for low visibility landings.

... 5,215 ft runway.

Camp Patriot

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Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand (more...)
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