Trump Hints At Closing Qatar Military Base, The Largest In The Middle East

In his talk with Saudi King Salman, Trump said he was confident other countries in the region would “gladly” build the US a replacement base if they abandoned Qatar.

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrive at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016. (U.S. Air Force via AP)

The latest in a series of moves by President Trump that appeared to throw a wrench into State Department efforts to calm the Qatar blockade situation saw him telling the Saudi King today that the US could well just abandon their largest military base in the Middle East, the al-Udeid Airbase in Qatar. Officials from the blockading states have

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