Qatar: Emir Tamim, Austin, and future of Al-Udeid air base

Qatari Emir Tamim met last week (6/9/21) with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Doha.

Emir Tamim is said to have inquired from Austin about the future of the US Al-Udeid air base in Qatar, in light of US President Joe Biden’s plans to reduce the United States’ military presence in the Middle East.

What was Austin’s response?

Which role will Al-Udeid play in the future?

Tactical Report answers these questions and more in the following 373-word report.

[Partly reproduced in TR Weekly 28/38 – September 17, 2021] 

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