U.S. Moving Air Operations HQ from Saudi Arabia to Qatar

(New York Times) - The U.S. is shifting its major air operations center for the Middle East from Saudi Arabia to Qatar, the first step in what is likely to be a significant reduction of American forces in Saudi Arabia and a realignment of American military presence in the region, senior military officials said Sunday. U.S. commanders have long chafed at restrictions the Saudis have placed on the American-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

2003-04-28 00:00:00

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