This April 9, 2016, photo shows a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber arriving at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, which holds the forward headquarters of Central Command and hosts some 10,000 American troops. REUTERS
Reuters: Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation: Pentagon
A blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states was not affecting current operations against Islamic State, but was "hindering" the ability to plan for long-term operations, the Pentagon said on Friday.
"While current operations from Al Udeid Air Base have not been interrupted or curtailed, the evolving situation is hindering our ability to plan for longer-term military operations," Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.
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WNU Editor: A slight deviation on what the Pentagon was saying 4 days ago .... Top U.S. Officials Say The Rift Between Qatar And Other Arab States Will Not Impact The War Against The Islamic State (June 5, 2017).