Home > Middle East > U.S. Supersizes Afghan Mega-Base as Withdrawal Date Looms

U.S. Supersizes Afghan Mega-Base as Withdrawal Date Looms

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Anyone who thinks the United States is really going to withdraw from Afghanistan in July 2011 needs to come to this giant air base an hour away from Kabul. There’s construction everywhere. It’s exactly what you wouldn’t expect from a transient presence.

More notable than the overstuffed runways is the over-driven road. Disney Drive, the main thoroughfare that rings the eight-square-mile base, used to feature pedestrians with reflective sashes over their PT uniforms carrying Styrofoam boxes of leftovers out of the mess halls. And those guys are still there.

Read more: U.S. Supersizes Afghan Mega-Base as Withdrawal Date Looms | Danger Room | Wired.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

What is 24 + 3 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)
I footnotes