Increase in US military equipment buildup in Middle East is hereSubmitted by CarrotTop on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 19:13
Last year a company that runs Antonovs hauled many battle tanks to Afghanistan. Also, the US Air Force flew many tanks there in their two largest type of cargo planes. Tanks could be said to be useless in Afghanistan, but they could be used to cross the border into Iran which has the terrain for using them.
More recently, miles of Oshkosh mine resistant ambush protected vehicles have been leaving Charleston bound for Afghanistan and Bahrain (that I know of). They are being moved by air and sea.
Since I am privy to international cargo pilot talk, I told DP a long time ago that I would notify everyone when the next buildup started. It appears to have begun.