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Air Force Quietly Building Iraq Presence

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posted on Jul, 14 2007 @ 03:28 PM
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Air Force Quietly Building Iraq Presence


www.newsday.com

BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Away from the headlines and debate over the "surge" in U.S. ground troops, the Air Force has quietly built up its hardware inside Iraq, sharply stepped up bombing and laid a foundation for a sustained air campaign in support of American and Iraqi forces.

Squadrons of attack planes have been added to the in-country fleet. The air reconnaissance arm has almost doubled since last year. The powerful B1-B bomber has been recalled to action over Iraq.
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posted on Jul, 14 2007 @ 03:28 PM
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Hmm, increased Air Force presence for a ground war?

I know they do their bombing runs, but could such an increase
be preparation for a strike on Iran and or Syria?

Just playin' devil's advocate..
Questions or comments?

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posted on Jul, 14 2007 @ 03:32 PM
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How come this is supposed to be quitly since there was statements made like a month ago about reducing the ground forces but increasing air power? I cant recall where that came from but I read that in this forum. Abit controversy insued about that because that would likely end up increasing collateral damage.



posted on Jul, 14 2007 @ 03:36 PM
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Sounds like this might be a "plan b"

If we do pull out the ground forces, keep an air presence to support the Iraqi forces as much as possible.



posted on Jul, 14 2007 @ 03:42 PM
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I suppose it would be harder to kill troops with RPG's
and IED's if they're flying around at mach speeds.


But that does sound reasonable, because I can't see US forces completely
withdrawing from Iraq, and an increased air presense makes sense.



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