The Pentagon is reportedly covering up the true purpose of Tower 22, the U.S. base in Jordan where three American service members were recently killed. While the Pentagon describes the base as a "logistics support base," it is actually a base conducting long-range reconnaissance on militants in neighboring Syria and Iraq for airstrikes. The base also supports special operations forces and serves as a medevac helicopter home base. Its focus has shifted from combating ISIS to targeting Iran-backed militia groups. The Pentagon has not acknowledged this shift in mission.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the “Logistics” Outpost in Jordan according to recent reports?
A1. The so-called “Logistics” Outpost in Jordan, where three U.S. troops died, has been secretly acting as a drone base, according to investigative reporting by Ken Klippenstein for The Intercept.
Q2. Who reported the true purpose of the Logistics Outpost in Jordan?
A2. The true purpose of the outpost was reported by Ken Klippenstein, a journalist who published the story on The Intercept.
Q3. How were the details about the drone base revealed?
A3. The details were revealed through a combination of military sources who informed the journalist and a subsequent report by Ken Klippenstein published on The Intercept’s website.
Q4. How many U.S. troops died at the Logistics Outpost in Jordan?
A4. Three U.S. troops died at the outpost which has been now revealed as a drone base.
Q5. Does the U.S. have other overseas military bases?
A5. Yes, the United States has about 800 overseas military bases, including various outposts used for different strategic purposes, such as drone operations, as reported by sources like the Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China and investigative journalism venues like The Nation and The Intercept.
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