Saturday, April 22, 2017

The U.S. Is Building Airfields In Syria

War Is Boting: The U.S. Military Expands Its Network of Syrian Airfields

Bases make it easier to bring in supplies for the SDF

A recent article in the Russian state-owned Sputnik Turkey outlet speculated that the airfield the United States built from scratch in the Syrian-Kurdish Kobani region could become a substitute for Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base.

The assertion is likely correct—but only to an extent. The United States has never been able to completely rely on Incirlik, where the U.S. Air Force bases a modest fleet warplanes and drones along with thousands of service members. Incirlik is also the home for around 50 of America’s B-61 nuclear bombs.

Today is no different. Ankara vehemently disapproves of U.S. support for Syrian-Kurdish militants fighting the Islamic State in Syria. Turkey fears the militants will seek to aid Kurdish insurgents in Turkey itself, and frequently rose the prospect of prohibiting American warplanes from using the base in recent months.

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WNU Editor: I can see the U.S. using these airbases as a means to bring in supplies and (maybe) being a forward base for helicopter gunships. But basing fighter jets and bombers .... the logistics and manpower would be too great.


James said...

It is of note that a complete description of the results of all of the tomahawks launched away from their ships has never been supplied. Granted for pr purposes (time restraints, visual impacts, etc) this not always possible in all cases, but there is quite a hole in accounting. Add to this an unusual quiet on the Russian's part and it becomes most interesting.

Jay Farquharson said...

Add in the varing US claims, 20, then 20%, then 24,


Photo evidence of 9 airframes, ( not operational aircraft),