How many bases does the US have in Saudi Arabia?
American troops are stationed on the territory of Saudi Arabia in several places.
First, it is a training base where the us military trains and trains Saudi military personnel. But, like other similar bases in different countries of the world, it is more profitable for the Americans: a ready-made incubator for future agents of influence at least, and for the future Pro-American elite of the army and special services-so absolutely.
And it is known that a well-fed agent of influence at the top of the state can bring benefits that cover all the costs of its preparation on a completely incommensurable scale. For example, the Americans received Alexander Yakovlev at Columbia University, and then he became the main ideologue of the USSR under Gorbachev. And the strongest way of helping him to collapse...
Second, the Americans have bases in Saudi Arabia where they train Syrian terrorists. Or, more correctly, international, because the banned ISIL in Russia, as we know , is not only a Syrian group. Again, it is not known who gets the most benefits from such bases. Although here, of course, the Saudis are firmly on the money: after all, here the Americans and the British prepared and are preparing personally Pro-Saudi terrorists. Who then fight not only in Syria, but also in Yemen, and, as the recent terrorist attack showed, in Iran, and we should not forget about our Caucasus - the Wahhabis are still crawling in the mountains there.
Third, there are purely American bases in Saudi Arabia that are extremely necessary for the Americans themselves. For example, the air force base at king Abdulaziz international airport, and the king Fahd naval base in Jeddah.
Fourthly, old johnny made a mistake in time and space with the presence of American troops in Saudi Arabia. Once, Yes, there were many of them. Here even housed a regional centre of command of the United States. But it seems that even during the preparation of the bombings of the world trade center buildings in new York, which was planned to accuse the Saudis, it was decided to move this center to the al-Udeid base in Qatar. Today, it is the main American base in the region, including the largest airfield, a center for electronic espionage, and warehouses of weapons and equipment, including tanks and artillery. And in hundreds of units: under 300 tanks, 400 BMP and so on, including air defense systems "Patriot".
There is a us drone base in Saudi Arabia
The CIA has a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 2009 to conduct operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. This was reported today by the American media.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a native of the United States who was suspected of having links to terrorist groups, was eliminated from this air base using drones in 2011.
By 2003, the US command had withdrawn almost all of its troops from the country. Since the Gulf war, a 10,000-strong military contingent has been stationed in Saudi Arabia. But after 2003, only a group of military instructors officially remained in the country.
According to The New York Times, the construction of the air base began in December 2009, when Obama ordered a cruise missile strike on the territory of Yemen. As a result of the attack killed dozens of civilians, including women and children.
CIA officials said that the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011 was the first use of drones from that secret air base. Since that time, drones have been regularly used to "detect and eliminate critical targets in Yemen", which are particularly dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists.
SAUDI ARABIA (January 2020, Military news)
* According to the White house, since Iran poses a threat to the security of the region, it is planned to additionally deploy radar stations, missile systems, an air wing, two squadrons of fighter jets in Saudi Arabia, as well as to bring the American military contingent in the Kingdom to 3 thousand people. As President Donald trump noted, he will remain in the middle East region "as long as it is necessary to solve the tasks set."
* According to the General Directorate of military industry, the Kingdom will increase support for scientific research aimed at obtaining its technologies in the defense field over the next ten years. In addition, the task is to create its own developed military-industrial complex. It is expected that by 2030, the share of the country's military industry in supplies for defense needs will increase from 5 to 50 percent. Currently, Saudi Arabia has the third largest military budget in the world after the United States and China and is the largest importer of military equipment.