Sunday, December 04, 2011

US leaving Pakistan's Shamsi Air Base

AfPak's off way too many people's radar screens. Iran too, and I have the feeling it's all going to come crashing in on us in the next few months. Below via Bill Roggio's Long War Journal.

According to Dawn, US personnel have begun to vacate Shamsi Air Base in Pakistan's Baluchistan province. Shamsi has been described in the past as a hub for intelligence operations as well as a base for the CIA's unmanned Predator and Reaper drones. The Pakistani government ordered Shamsi closed within 15 days after US forces killed 24 Pakistani troops in a cross-border incident in the Mohmand tribal agency.

Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2011/12/us_personnel_begin_to_vacate_p.php#ixzz1fa7a4ZUI

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