AFCENT: The fight against Da’esh
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The Air Force’s expeditionary operations are spectacular feats of logistics and coordination: tens of thousands of airmen coming and going, airstrikes and reconnaissance 24/7. Some, like Al Udeid, can be publicly discussed. Those that I visited cannot, although their locations are considered an open secret; some of the conditions of my visit included an agreement not to photograph specific structures which might identify the location, and not to photograph massing of aircraft that might give an indication of ‘total force strength’.