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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 9:08 p.m. PST

….Aircraft Carriers

"A year after the US clinched a deal with Oman to access facilities and ports in Duqm, US Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, is asking for money to expand its operations there.

"The port itself is very attractive, and the geostrategic location is very attractive, again being outside the Strait of Hormuz," a US official told Reuters at the time, adding that negotiations began under Obama…"

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Gunny B24 Mar 2020 9:27 p.m. PST

Come join the Royal Navy, think we've had a little base there since the last joint exercise with the Omanis a couple of years ago. Just a shame it's in the middle of bloody nowhere with a loooong drive to Muscat and the bars! (For when they reopen anyway)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 11:48 a.m. PST

Are there a Bar in Oman?… (smile)


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 1:40 p.m. PST

Perhaps we should just build some mobile, man-made islands, and deploy those where and when needed, e.g. in the Gulf Region, In the South China Sea (if the Chinese can make spurious claims and build islands there, then we should be permitted to do so as well), near Taiwan and/or Hong Kong, etc., etc..

Not as crazy as it sounds, given modern tech, apparently, since they can even be used to create floating airports too.

Andy ONeill25 Mar 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

You could build them out of waste plastic.
Build some sort of robot plastics collection machine and clean up while you build.

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