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23 May 2009

The Big Booty Call In Bahrain

from Strategy Page

For the first time in 61 years, an American aircraft carrier has docked in Bahrain. The nuclear powered USS Dwight D Eisenhower tied up in Bahrain, a popular port for sailors, and Arabs throughout the region, to unwind and enjoy themselves.

The last time an American carrier was here was in 1948, when an escort carrier, the 10,000 ton USS Rendova came for a visit. Since then, Arab anger over American support for Israel has made U.S. carriers unwelcome, at least at dockside.

Anchored off shore, carrier sailors have been able to come ashore for a visit. But Bahrain has always been a friendly place for Americans, and any foreigners with money to spend, and the good sense to behave themselves.

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