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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 11:37 a.m. PST

"Many well-known and secretive bases have long been left off the Defense Department's books.

The US military is finally withdrawing (or not) from its base at al-Tanf. You know, the place that the Syrian government long claimed was a training ground for Islamic State (ISIS) fighters; the land corridor just inside Syria, near both the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, that Russia has called a terrorist hotbed (while floating the idea of jointly administering it with the United States); the location of a camp where hundreds of US Marines joined Special Operations forces last year; an outpost that US officials claimed was the key not only to defeating ISIS, but also, according to General Joseph Votel, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, to countering "the malign activities that Iran and their various proxies and surrogates would like to pursue." You know, that al-Tanf…."
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Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 3:42 p.m. PST

Someone's playing fast and loose with the word "base". Interesting stuff, but "base", "site", and "location" (at least) are being treated very casually to pump up the intensity of the article. Silly.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 11:31 a.m. PST



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