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Pentagon Plan to Beef Up Afghan Base 20 miles from Iran

(Bloomberg) A U.S. plan to upgrade its airbase in southwestern Afghanistan just 20 miles from Iran’s border will likely rile the Islamic regime, bolstering suspicions the West is trying to pressure it with military might, analysts say.

The Defense Department is requesting $131 million in its fiscal year 2011 budget to upgrade Shindand Air Base so it can accommodate more commando helicopters, drone surveillance aircraft, fuel and munitions.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=asZcrg0b...

"War is a Racket" Maj Gen Smedley Butler, USMC

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