US Air Force Deployment In Britain Is Now 3rd Largest In World

Authored by Matt Kennard via Consortium News/Declassified UK,

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has 9,730 personnel permanently deployed throughout Britain, an increase of 22 percent from six years ago. Analysis by Declassified has found that Britain hosts the third-highest level of USAF personnel of any country in the world, ahead of historic U.S. military outposts like South Korea and Italy.

These American airmen have in recent years flown bombing missions to Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya from their bases in Britain. “The USAF presence in Britain isn’t just some remnant of the Cold War, it’s ongoing and very active,” Kate Hudson, chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), told Declassified.

Entrance to RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, the centre of the U.S. Air Force’s presence in Britain. (Matt Kennard/DCUK)

In recent months, huge American B-52 nuclear-capable bombers have been seen leaving and arriving at a RAF base in Gloucestershire. “The U.S.

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