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2016-07-19 The Grand Turk
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Posted by  2016-07-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6474 views ]  Top

#1 Although Incirlik probably has more nuclear weapons than any other nato base, it does not have any American or Turkish aircraft equipped to deliver them. The bombs simply sit at the base, underground, waiting to be used or misused.

I think that unlikely. And wikipedia confirms that Turkey has F15s which can deliver it. What Turkey doesn't have is longer range bombers.
Posted by phil_b 2016-07-19 01:07||   2016-07-19 01:07|| Front Page Top

#2 Turkey does not have F15
Posted by Tarzan Slailet2796 2016-07-19 10:35||   2016-07-19 10:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Got into a dust up with the Turkish Army over those things.

Turkey and Cyprus got into it in 1974 (I think, its been awhile), and I was sent in with an ADM team to evacuate the really nifty stuff, the tactical nukes that were easily transportable. Seems our intell guys were afraid the Turks wanted to up the ante on Cyprus and we didn't want a "made in USA' label on whatever happened.

I'm surprised we didn't get those things out of there years ago. The Turks would love to make a donation to the cause.
Posted by Mystic 2016-07-19 11:43||   2016-07-19 11:43|| Front Page Top

#4 ...did they tell you what happened in Greece at that time?
Posted by Procopius2k 2016-07-19 16:14||   2016-07-19 16:14|| Front Page Top

#5 #4 ...did they tell you what happened in Greece at that time?
Posted by: Procopius2k 2016-07-19 16:14


I had friends at Araxos. I heard a couple variations on that theme.


8 TFW ADM team 84-85 here.


Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2016-07-19 17:45||   2016-07-19 17:45|| Front Page Top

#6 My Recon Platoon (HHC 8ID) had security responsibilities for the 549 ADM company, 130 Engr Bde.

The Turks did not want us taking the tactical stuff away and they were even more pissed that we came uninviting making a near tactical air mobile assault on the weapons storage area. They had tanks, we had laws, they had M2s we had M60s, we were out gunned and out numbered but cooler heads prevailed when a Turkish General that spoke good English arrived on the scene and sent the Turkish tanks home. I really thought I was a dead man. My little platoon was TOE to scout, recon, ambush, and harass not stand and fight...
Posted by Bill Clinton 2016-07-19 23:17||   2016-07-19 23:17|| Front Page Top

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