The Two Faces of Qatar, a Dubious Mideast Ally – WSJ – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited several of America’s Middle Eastern partners last week—including a dubious one. Qatar hosts an important air base but also undermines American security by sponsoring Islamic radicalism.

Nearly all coalition airstrikes against Islamic State are commanded from America’s nerve center at Qatar’s al-Udeid Air Base, which also supports missions in Afghanistan. The U.S. Air Force stations many of its larger aircraft there—refueling tankers, advanced surveillance and early-warning aircraft,…

The Two Faces of Qatar, a Dubious Mideast Ally – WSJ – Wall Street Journal (subscription)}

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