A map of deployed forces in the Middle East

  1. This map gives some idea of what forces and where they are deployed in the middle east.

    Just in case you ever wondered about the geography of the area.

    Having been to most of those places, (and a few where we have no troops now) I can say they are not in 5 star accomodations!!

    Remember the soldiers, sailors and airmen away from their homes and loved ones.

    http://www.militarycity.com/map/



    bob
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Sally_ICURN
    Interesting and I can see maybe where if someone has a loved one out there, it might, just might be nice knowing a little bit about where they are but for the life of me, I don't understand WHY information like this needs to be public knowledge.

    I wonder where Iraq's maps are?

    edited to add: I'm not saying that I personally don't care where our troops are, quite the contrary, I care deeply.
    Last edit by Sally_ICURN on Feb 28, '03
  4. by   l.rae
    l would say Iraqs maps are caves and hovels.....that's where the cowards will be deployed.
  5. by   Sally_ICURN
    Every soldier is a human being. Even though the troops of the "enemy" will be fighting to defend the principles of such, they are still someone's son, husband, or father (I don't know about females in the Iraqi army). And as a people oppressed and dictated to by SH, I'm not quite sure they are there by their own volition or necessarily in agreement with their leader. I'm not sure they are all cowards.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ITA Sally.
  7. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Sally_ICURN
    I don't understand WHY information like this needs to be public knowledge.

    Ditto
  8. by   Stargazer
    It's an interesting perspective. I've been to a number of those countries, and I've certainly looked at many maps of the region before, but none so close up in the context of where troops were stationed.

    The ships in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf look particularly vulnerable to me.
  9. by   Q.
    Maybe what l.rae was referring to was the fact that the Iraqi soldiers are stationed behind civilian facilities - schools, hospitals, homes, to protect themselves.
  10. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Maybe what l.rae was referring to was the fact that the Iraqi soldiers are stationed behind civilian facilities - schools, hospitals, homes, to protect themselves.

    thank you susy.....you is one smart chic...
  11. by   donmurray
    In spite of the haggling, the Turks have still to agree to let US troops ashore, although their equipment is unloaded. Their government were shy a few votes yesterday.
  12. by   valk
    A few billion more of our tax dollars will probably produce those votes.

    http://afr.com/iraq/2003/03/01/FFXB8UDZOCD.html

    The Turkish Parliament had originally been expected to vote last week on whether to allow up to 62,000 US troops to stage through Turkey to attack Iraq, but this vote was again delayed on Thursday (Friday Australian time) and now is due to take place on Saturday.

    The leader of the ruling AKP party, Tayyip Erdogan, said that "these are not things to be rushed because a phone call comes", referring to pressure from the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell.

    The US has agreed to allow Turkey a year of duty-free access to its textiles market plus grants and loan guarantees worth $US26 billion ($43 billion) but haggling continues.
  13. by   Brownms46
    I don't think so...at least not from this story:

    Turkey deals blow to U.S. war plans
    In a stunning setback for the United States that could require the Bush administration to rewrite its war plans, the Turkish Parliament yesterday failed to approve a motion that... [12:00 a.m. Mar. 02, 2003]

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm..._turkey02.html
  14. by   Brownms46
    Something I didn't know...did you ??

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/new...ing_shots.html

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