U.S. Troops Deployed in Jordan

(Boston Globe) Several hundred U.S. troops have been stationed in Jordan to operate newly delivered Patriot antimissile systems and coordinate search-and-rescue missions in Iraq, Jordanian and American officials said. An airstrip is reportedly being built in the desert to support such operations, and cooperation could include tacit approval of the use of airspace as the war intensifies. A former official put the number of U.S. military personnel at ''around 2,000,'' although diplomats in Jordan suggest a smaller number. Jordan's military has begun training and serving alongside American troops.

2003-02-26 00:00:00

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