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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