View Full Version : US Plans $100 Million Special Ops HQ in Afghanistan


Khushal Khan Khattak
06-04-2010, 07:41 PM
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Pentagon Plans $100 Million Special Ops HQ in Afghanistan


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The Army is looking to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan.
All around Afghanistan, from Kandahar Airfield (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/12/afghanistan-hub-gets-half-billion-dollar-facelift/) to the Bagram jail (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/05/military-expanding-obamas-gitmo-in-afghanistan/), the U.S. military is on a building spree, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on wartime encampments. By one count, America and its allies now have 700 bases (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/02/the-us-and-its-allies-have-700-bases-in-afghanistan/) in Afghanistan. But most of the construction — and most of the extra troops “surging” into the country — are going to the violent south and the dangerous east.
Until recently, northern Afghanistan was considered quiet. Regional hub Mazar-e-Sharif was the first major city in Afghanistan to be taken from the Taliban. But, especially in nearby Kunduz province, violence is bubbling up once again (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/18/AR2010031805399.html).
The Amy expects its expanded Special Operations HQ in Mazar-e-Sharif to occupy 70,000 square meters. It’ll include a “communications building, Tactical Operations Center, training facility, medical aid station, Vehicle Maintenance Facility… dining facility, laundry facility, and a kennel to support working dogs,” according to a request for proposals (https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ff83b2d58e361c3a8f7df6b4a43ba1ee&tab=core&_cview=0). “Supporting facilities include roads, power production system and electrical distribution, water well, non-potable water production, water storage, water distribution, sanitary sewer collection system, communication manhole/duct system, curbs, walkways, drainage and parking. Additionally, the project will include site preparation and compound security measures to include guard towers.”
Construction is supposed to take a year. At which point, the U.S. is allegedly supposed to begin drawing down its forces in Afghanistan. Allegedly.



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Shayesta
06-05-2010, 09:01 AM
^ The Northern provinces surely would.

MazloomyarMaseed
06-05-2010, 10:27 AM
Pakistan pays $1 Billion for US Embassy out of US Aid package to Islamabad!

http://www.daily.pk/pakistan-pays-1-billion-for-us-embassy-out-of-us-aid-package-to-islamabadpakistan-pays-1-billion-for-us-embassy-out-of-us-aid-package-to-islamabad-8706/

Khushal Khan Khattak
06-05-2010, 11:46 AM
Does this benefit Afghanistan?

It is special OPS, meaning commandos with intelligence service of the US, they would be doing things like,



dropping in the middle of the night un announced on people,
searching civilian homes
and raiding them for their own purposes,

Do you think that is beneficial ? Maybe for the their purposes but certainly not for Afghans.

MazloomyarMaseed
06-05-2010, 02:41 PM
It is special OPS, meaning commandos with intelligence service of the US, they would be doing things like,



dropping in the middle of the night un announced on people,
searching civilian homes
and raiding them for their own purposes,
Do you think that is beneficial ? Maybe for the their purposes but certainly not for Afghans.

I wouldnt find it very beneficial, but atleast they have protocol and procedures of doing things unlike Pakistan Army who doesnt even know what an warrant is used for.