Army Plans $100 Million Special Ops HQ in Afghanistan
By Noah Shachtman
The Army is looking to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan.
All around Afghanistan, from Kandahar Airfield to the Bagram jail, the U.S. military is on a building spree, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on wartime encampments. By one count, America and its allies now have 700 bases in Afghanistan. But most of the construction – and most of the extra troops “surging” into the country – are going to the violent south and the dangerous east.