Scott Horton Interviews Nick Turse

Scott Horton, November 17, 2010

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Nick Turse, author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives and editor of The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan, discusses US contingency plans to maintain a large Persian Gulf regional influence should the Iraq occupation ever end, Qatar’s successful $1 billion “if you build it, he will come” gambit that the US military would be drawn to an unused air base (Qatar has no air force) and the current estimate that the US military now has over 1000 bases worldwide.

MP3 here. (10:58)

Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian, essayist, and the associate editor of the Nation Institute’s Tomdispatch.com. He is the author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives.

4 Responses to “Nick Turse”

  1. *
    o No. 1 Fighter Wing
    + No. 7 Air Superiority Squadron – Dassault Mirage 2000 France
    # 9 single-seat Mirage 2000-5EDA
    # 3 2000-5DDA trainers
    + No. 11 Close Support Squadron – Dassault Alpha Jet France
    o No. 2 Rotary Wing
    + No. 6 Close Support Squadron – Eurocopter SA342 European Union
    + No. 8 Anti-Surface Vessel Squadron – Westland Sea King Commando Mk 3
    + No. 9 Multi-Role Squadron – Westland Sea King Commando Mk 2
    o Qatar Amiri Flight – C-17 Globemaster III United States

  2. Air Force
    Qatari Air Force Ensign
    Qatari Air Force Roundel

    Commander of the Air Force is Brigadier General Mubarak Mohammed Al Kumait Al Khayarin.

    *
    o No. 1 Fighter Wing
    + No. 7 Air Superiority Squadron – Dassault Mirage 2000 France
    # 9 single-seat Mirage 2000-5EDA
    # 3 2000-5DDA trainers
    + No. 11 Close Support Squadron – Dassault Alpha Jet France
    o No. 2 Rotary Wing
    + No. 6 Close Support Squadron – Eurocopter SA342 European Union
    + No. 8 Anti-Surface Vessel Squadron – Westland Sea King Commando Mk 3
    + No. 9 Multi-Role Squadron – Westland Sea King Commando Mk 2
    o Qatar Amiri Flight – C-17 Globemaster III United States

    As of January 1993, all the air force's aircraft were based at Doha International Airport.[5]

  3. Scott, there is some distortion from your mic, it is very present throughout the interview. Please tweak a little so we don't get the distortion

  4. More madness…

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