At the heart of the coalition advance is a network of temporary bases for transports
To facilitate the push of ground forces into Iraq and satisfy their massive resupply needs, the U.S. Marine Corps has built an impromptu airfield near the border with Iraq as a temporary base for KC130 transports and a dozen or more attack and support helicopters. The airfield, near Iraq, has two 6,000-ft. parallel runways which became operational earlier this month. The site is located in a major staging area for U.S. and British ground forces. The facility, named Foss Field, is slated ...
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