The US Air Force has had a base on British territory on Cyprus for nearly half a century, but its size is kept secret from the public on both sides of the Atlantic.
- MATT KENNARD
- Declassified UK
Declassified now reveals the increasing US military presence on the Mediterranean island.
- US Air Force is expanding its deployment on RAF’s Cyprus base to 129 airmen
- New 147-room installation is being built by US military across 1.5 acres of British base to house its personnel at cost of $27m
- US spy force, 1st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, is permanently deployed at the British base
- UK Ministry of Defence refuses to disclose number of US military personnel on the British territory—or…