heavy bombers have appeared in the Afghanistan conflict as little more than distant contrails, but the small force -- primarily 18 Boeing B-1s and B-52s operating from Diego Garcia
in the Indian Ocean -- has dropped most of the 4,700 tons delivered by the Air Force, which comprise 72% of the war's total, according to an exclusive report in the December 3 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.
The Ministry of Defence is in talks with the Foreign Office - and they have discussed moving UK nationals to the British island of Diego Garcia
in the Indian Ocean where there is a Marines base.
USS Cape Cod (AD 43) and Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia
It took four days to travel to the Chagos Islands, with a one-day visit to each of the main islands of Diego Garcia
, Peros Banhos and Salomon where the vast majority of the Chagossians used to reside.
The C-140A airplane carrying a team from NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka touched down on the small atoll of Diego Garcia
as part of a Naval Forces Japan staff visit May 16.
and Diego Garcia
stunned Keonho Shin of Korea and Taiyo Tamanaka of Japan, 6-4, 6-3 to make the quarterfinals.
The deployment of bombers in Diego Garcia
comes at a time of growing regional tensions in the Asia-Pacific.
Clooney was part of a team defending 2000 Chagos Islanders who were evicted from their homes in the 1960 to make way for a US Air Force base on the island of Diego Garcia
,The Daily Mail reported.
It went west and was flown to Diego Garcia
, the British-owned island in the Indian Ocean that is let as a military base to America.
He is one of around 1,750 Chagos islanders, the descendants of African slaves and workers, who were forced into exile by the UK authorities at the height of the Cold War so that the US could build and use Diego Garcia
as a military base.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Terror suspects held by the CIA were interrogated on the British owned island of Diego Garcia
despite the repeated denials of London and Washington that any such incidents took place, a senior American official said.
The island of Diego Garcia
was used by the CIA to carry out "nefarious activities", Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's exchief of staff, claimed.