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GDA 2017: US talks up strategic partnership with Kuwait

6th December 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Days away from the start of the Gulf Defence and Aerospace exhibition in Kuwait, senior US officials have spoken highly of the country’s ‘strategic partnership’ with the Gulf state.

Ties between the two countries have continued to develop since a US-back coalition liberated Kuwait from Iraqi forces in 1991. In the decades since, US forces maintain a significant presence in the country with several military facilities and thousands of personnel based there.

Kuwait is a key location in the ongoing US-led campaign against militant forces operating in Iraq and Syria.

While on a regional tour, US Secretary of State for

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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