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Kyrgyzstan To Close US Airbase in 2014

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan’s president-elect has told the United States that its Manas airbase has to close when its lease expires in mid-2014. Former Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev, who won Sunday’s presidential election with over 60-percent of the votes, said Kyrgyzstan would honor the current lease but has no intention of extending it. The United States has used […]

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S. Korea: No Permanent U.S. Presence at New Naval Base

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A top South Korean naval commander says a proposed naval base on an island popular with East Asian tourists will not become a permanent base for U.S. warships. Rear Admiral Koo Ok-hyoe, speaking Wednesday in Seoul, said the U.S. Navy and other friendly foreign militaries will be welcome as visitors to the port on Jeju […]

South Korea to Build Naval Base Near Disputed Islands

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will start building a naval base on eastern Ulleung-do island next year, to better guard nearby islets that also are claimed by Japan. Ruling party lawmaker Chung Mee-kyung said Wednesday the naval base will be able to accommodate Aegis destroyers and amphibious landing ships. Construction of the $300 million project is […]

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Report: US Building Secret Drone Bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 3:26 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is reported to be expanding a secret drone program in east Africa and the Arabian peninsula in order to gather intelligence and strike al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia and Yemen. Citing U.S. defense officials, The Washington Post reported that the U.S. is building a new military installation to host the unmanned aircraft in […]

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Reports: CIA Building Secret Mideast Air Base to Target Yemeni Terrorists

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. media report the Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret air base in the Middle East to use for armed drone attacks on terrorists in Yemen. The Associated Press, which first reported the construction plans, quotes unnamed U.S. officials who say the base, at an undisclosed location, could be operational by the end of […]

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Reports: CIA Building Secret Mideast Air Base to Target Yemeni Terrorists

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. media report the Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret air base in the Middle East to use for armed drone attacks on terrorists in Yemen. The Associate Press, which first reported the construction plans, quotes unnamed U.S. officials who say the base, at an undisclosed location, could be operational by the end of […]

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