Friday, February 25, 2011

Middle East Revolts Threaten US Military Bases

The recent uprisings in Arab states have raised serious concerns in the US over the major reliance of its military operations on its bases across Persian Gulf's Arab nations.

About 27,000 American troops are deployed at US military bases in numerous Arab countries in the region, including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, AFP reported.

As the Bahraini government brutally cracks down on the country's pro-democracy protesters, at least 4,000 American troops are stationed there as part of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet headquarters.'


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