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  Bagram Air Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bagram Airbase is located in the Parvan Province approximately 11 kilometers (7 miles) southeast of the city of Charikar and 47 kilometers (27 miles) north of Kabul.
Bagram Airbase played a key role during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan from 1980 to 1989, serving as a base of operations for troops and supplies.
Bagram was also the initial staging point for the invading Soviet forces at the beginning of the conflict, with a number of airborne divisions being deployed there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bagram_airbase   (815 words)

  
 Bagram Airbase
Bagram Airbase played a key role during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, serving as a base of operations for troops and supplies.
Due to the number of civilian workers residing on Bagram, a project was initiated to better facilitate their needs and better monitor whose living where.
A March 15, 2005 AFPN story reported that Bagram’s 9,800-foot runway would undergo major repairs beginning at the end of that month to maintain operations in and out of the busiest airfield in Afghanistan.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/bagram.htm   (2768 words)

  
 Bagram biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bagram (Also Begram, anciently Kapici or Kapisa) is an antique city 60 kilometers northwest of Kabul in Afghanistan, near today's city of Charikar.
It was built at the junction of the Ghorband and the Panjshir valley, acting as a passage point to India on the Silk Road, towards Kabul and Bamiyan.
Today, Bagram hosts the strategic Bagram Airbase from which most US air activity in Afghanistan takes place.
bagram.biography.ms   (317 words)

  
 GN Online: Bosnian deminer loses foot in Bagram blast
Major Erik Stor, the senior combat engineer at Bagram, said the civilian deminer was evacuated to Germany for treatment after the accident on Friday.
Several coalition military personnel have been injured in mine accidents at Bagram, a largely derelict former Soviet airfield that was a frontline for years between battling Taliban and Northern Alliance forces.
Bagram became the headquarters for the 12,000-strong U.S.-led coalition force after the fundamentalist Taliban was ousted in December following a massive U.S. air offensive, launched in retaliation for harbouring Al Qaida, the militant network blamed for the September 11 attacks on the United States.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=50796   (399 words)

  
 Bagram Air Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bagram Air Base is located at the antique city of Bagram near in, Afghanistan.
As of late, there were somewhat over 4,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, of which about 3,000 were at Kandahar airport, and about 500 were stationed at the air base in Bagram.
Since 2002 Bagram has taken the place as the main air base in Afghanistan.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Bagram_air_base   (249 words)

  
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Then, on the January 1, 1980, they used Bagram to fly in Babrak Karmal, the leader of what was to be their puppet regime.
Until their eviction in 1989, Bagram played a key role in the Soviet occupation with planes and helicopters taking off from here in their doomed bid to subjugate the country.
By contrast, Bagram's runway, capable of landing the largest planes, appears to be undamaged.
www.iwpr.net /archive/rca/rca_200111_80_1_eng.txt   (805 words)

  
 Hilltop Times - Air Force engineers repave Bagram runway
BAGRAM AB, Afghanistan - In 1955, the Soviet Union promised $100 million to Afghanistan.
Almost 50 years after construction started on Bagram AB, and more than 30 years after the existing flight line was built, war, weather, time and shoddy construction have taken their toll.
"Bagram is littered with thousands of unexploded mines and other ordnance, and we have to keep a sharp eye out for these dangers as we prepare the ground," said Staff Sgt. Dale Murray, 455th EOG pavements and equipment journeyman deployed from Anderson AFB, Guam.
www.hilltoptimes.com /story.asp?edition=141&storyid=3943   (465 words)

  
 St. Cloud Times Online
The Bagram hospital is the main U.S. hospital in Afghanistan, said Capt. Greg Hanley of Wayzata.
BAGRAM AIR BASE -- Traveling to a different time zone is confusing enough, but throw a reporter with math anxiety into the mix and you've got a mess.
Bagram was a major air base for Soviet forces during their war in Afghanistan.
miva.sctimes.com /miva/cgi-bin/miva?Military_Portal/notebook.mv   (9214 words)

  
 CNN.com - Bill Hemmer: Bagram base scene of interrogations - January 13, 2002
Bagram, north of Kabul, increasingly looks like a centerpiece for interrogations.
One source saying, "There are a lot of bad boys in Bagram, but there are some who are just lost in the sauce" as well -- a reference to some detainees who are providing little or no information to U.S. investigators.
We know now some have "simply broken down," some don't know where they are -- whether it's Bagram, Kandahar or even possibly Cuba -- unless they have direct contact and conversation with some of the other prisoners and detainees in these various areas.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/01/13/ret.hemmer.otsc   (449 words)

  
 DefenseLINK News: Korean Soldiers at Bagram Welcome Prominent Visitor
BAGRAM, Afghanistan, Jan. 21, 2004 — The more than 200 Republic of Korea soldiers serving at the air base here welcomed their president's top military adviser for a Jan. 19 visit.
Ki Seok Song, operations director for the South Korean joint chiefs of staff, stopped in Bagram as part of a tour to deliver words of support from the South Korean people to their soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Iraq in support of the global war on terrorism.
Bagram is home to three deployed South Korean units: the "Dong-yi" medical group, the "Da-san" engineer group and a small civil affairs unit that is part of the Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Jan2004/n01212004_200401213.html   (418 words)

  
 From Bagram to Abu Ghraib
Built in 1976 for Soviet troops, Bagram is now a heavily guarded U.S. military compound an hour’s drive from Kabul, on a desert plain beneath the snow-peaked Panjshir mountains.
Over the following months, however, Bagram became much more than that—in part because troops in the field kept bringing in detainees who were not deemed valuable enough to send on to Guantanamo but were nonetheless kept at the base for months at a time.
In Bagram, the interrogation team’s number was cut from the 25 they’d had at Kandahar to 7.
www.motherjones.com /news/feature/2005/03/03_2005_Bazelon.html   (3967 words)

  
 Guardian | CIA accused of torture at Bagram base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The CIA has used "stress and duress" techniques on al-Qaida suspects held at secret overseas detention centres, as well as contracting out their interrogation to foreign intelligence agencies known to routinely use torture, said a report published yesterday.
Inmates at Bagram are kept in painful positions for hours, hooded or made to wear opaque goggles, or bombarded with light, the report says.
But the Guantanamo inmates have had at least limited access to lawyers, journalists, and the Red Cross, whereas Bagram is strictly off-limits, and human rights groups fear conditions could be worse.
www.prisonplanet.com /cia_accused_of_torture_at_bagram_base.htm   (649 words)

  
 CBS News | Alleged Qaeda Big Goes To Bagram | July 14, 2003 20:52:20
Bagram air base is the center of U.S. operations in Afghanistan and a holding site for terrorist suspects.
The official said he believed the al Qaeda suspect was flown to Bagram, an American forces base in neighboring Afghanistan.
Bagram holds an unknown number of detainees from Operation Enduring Freedom.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/07/14/attack/main563079.shtml   (423 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - U.S. forces using the Net to contact home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The network at Bagram air base was set up by the U.S. Army's 11th Signal Brigade to facilitate communications between military units and help gather intelligence in the war on terrorism.
At Bagram, it began modestly on Dec. 17 when a satellite dish, mounted on a four-wheel drive Humvee, was unfolded in one of the few parts of the base that had been cleared by minesweepers.
At Bagram, most buildings and power lines were trashed during years of fighting between Northern Alliance troops and the Taliban.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2002/05/07/cyberbase.htm   (791 words)

  
 t r u t h o u t - Knee Strikes Taught at Bagram to Gain Prisoner Compliance
In interviews and statements to investigators, soldiers who served at Bagram have at times echoed the defenses offered unsuccessfully by the soldiers charged with abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, saying they were acting on instructions from military intelligence personnel or on the authority of superior officers.
But documents from the Bagram investigation and interviews with military officials suggest that at least some soldiers implicated in the two deaths may be able to make such arguments more forcefully than their counterparts from Abu Ghraib, who were unable to prove any authorization for their actions.
He brushed aside the prosecution's request that she be imprisoned for eight months and dishonorably discharged, and sentenced her instead to a one-grade demotion, a written reprimand and a $1,000 fine.
www.truthout.org /docs_2005/080805Z.shtml   (1883 words)

  
 Guardian | Report implicates top brass in Bagram scandal
The investigation shows the military intelligence officers in charge of the detention centre at Bagram airport were redeployed to Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2003, while still under investigation for the deaths of two detainees months earlier.
The Bagram case also suggests that some of the prison guards were given little if any training in handling detainees, and were influenced by a White House directive that "terrorist" suspects did not deserve the rights given to prisoners of war under the Geneva convention.
The prosecution dossier from the army's investigation into Bagram, leaked to the New York Times, deals with the deaths of detainees Dilawar and Habibullah (both, as is common for Afghans, taking a single name).
www.axisofevildoers.org /cache/2005/2005.05.21_2085970034.html   (593 words)

  
 No Accountability for Bagram - PRAVDA.Ru
Two days later, he was delivered to the Bagram detention facility by CIA operatives who said that Habibullah was suspected of being a brother of a former Taliban commander from the southern Afghan province of Oruzgan.
When delivered to the Bagram facility, Habibullah was described as being in good health by the doctor who examined him.
Soldiers who were assigned to the facility readily admitted, in classified investigative reports later released and published in the news media, that the guards kept prisoners awake by yelling or poking at them or banging on their cell doors.
english.pravda.ru /mailbox/22/101/399/15548_bagram.html   (2423 words)

  
 BAFB civil engineers, others repair Bagram's airfield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Before the runway gets potholes large enough to swallow an airplane, the members of the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Element ensure the pilots have a smooth ride when they land.
For the lieutenant, currently on his first deployment, the time spent at Bagram has afforded him opportunities he would not have otherwise had back in the states or even in some other deployed locations.
Williams also said being at a base like Bagram makes him feel like his job actually matters toward the mission as a whole.
www.dcmilitary.com /airforce/beam/7_48/local_news/20563-1.html   (576 words)

  
 "Everybody heard him cry out and thought it was funny.
Meanwhile, many of the Bagram interrogators, led by the same operations officer, Capt. Carolyn A. Wood, were redeployed to Iraq and in July 2003 took charge of interrogations at the Abu Ghraib prison.
In late August of 2002, the Bagram interrogators were joined by a new military police unit that was assigned to guard the detainees.
Habibullah was identified at Bagram as an important prisoner and an unusually sharp-tongued and insubordinate one.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article8918.htm   (5742 words)

  
 In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dilawar's brutal death at the Bagram Collection Point - and that of another detainee, Habibullah, who died there six days earlier in December 2002 - emerge from a nearly 2,000-page confidential file of the Army's criminal investigation into the case, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times.
The Times obtained a copy of the file from a person involved in the investigation who was critical of the methods used at Bagram and the military's response to the deaths.
Although incidents of prisoner abuse at Bagram in 2002, including some details of the two men's deaths, have been previously reported, American officials have characterized them as isolated problems that were thoroughly investigated.
www.nytimes.com /2005/05/20/international/asia/20abuse.html?ex=1274241600&en=4579413ecb14ce16&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (877 words)

  
 Airman: Life on the Afghan frontier: The Bagram mission remains the same, but life is better
Less than 18 months ago he was a civilian--as close to Bagram and the concept of war as he was to the moon.
Because Bagram is the staging base from which American airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines--and troops from other coalition countries--fight the war on terrorism in Afghanistan.
Dominating the skyline is the Bagram tower, home to most of the group's offices.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0IBP/is_5_47/ai_101496083   (1520 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: U.S. Decries Abuse but Defends Interrogations
Deep inside the forbidden zone at the U.S.-occupied Bagram air base in Afghanistan, around the corner from the detention center and beyond the segregated clandestine military units, sits a cluster of metal shipping containers protected by a triple layer of concertina wire.
The off-limits patch of ground at Bagram is one of a number of secret detention centers overseas where U.S. due process does not apply, according to several U.S. and European national security officials, where the CIA undertakes or manages the interrogation of suspected terrorists.
In addition to Bagram and Diego Garcia, the CIA has other secret detention centers overseas, and often uses the facilities of foreign intelligence services.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A37943-2002Dec25?language=printer   (2547 words)

  
 DefendAmerica News - South Korean Troops Improve Bagram Communications
Members of the Coalition cut the ribbon to the new tactical communications facilities, which were built by the Republic of Korea Army’s 100th Engineer Group.
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Aug. 4, 2004 — An improvement in communications here will occur soon, thanks to two new tactical communications facilities built by the Republic of Korea Army’s 100th Engineer Group.
The tactical communications facilities will improve the speed of Internet connections here and increase the number of telephone lines that may be run out of Bagram, said C.J. Botts, a technical controller at the facility who ensures the communications equipment works efficiently.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/aug2004/a080404d.html   (464 words)

  
 Appeal for action - AFGHANISTAN: Detained at Bagram - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Saifullah Paracha was transferred from Bagram airbase to Guantánamo Bay in September or October 2004.
Detainees at Bagram are denied access to lawyers, families and courts.
For further information on detentions in Bagram and Guantánamo Bay, see AI’s document USA: The threat of a bad example — undermining international standards as “war on terror” detentions continue, August 2003 (AMR 51/114/2003).
web.amnesty.org /appeals/index/afg-010704-wwa-eng   (469 words)

  
 Mirror.co.uk - News - All News Archive - SHAM IN BAGRAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sixteen gruelling days after leaving Bagram airbase on a search and destroy mission 1,000 British troops, including 750 marine commandos, have not killed or captured a single enemy.
Privately, commanders at Bagram now admit the only fighting could be a drawn-out guerrilla war.
While the politicians stay silent, military officials at Bagram have been left with explaining away their paymasters' haste and errors.
www.mirror.co.uk /news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=11871250&method=full&siteid=50143   (1084 words)

  
 MoJo Blog: Bagram Revisited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In March, Mother Jones published Emily Bazelon's article "From Bagram to Abu Ghraib", which laid out how Bagram, a military base in Afghanistan where prisoners are screened for possible shipment to Guantanamo, was yet another piece of the detainee abuse puzzle.
From Guantanamo, to Bagram, to Abu Ghraib, Bazelon showed how those responsible for pushing the limits of already hazy interrogation rules were circulated from one facility to another despite detainee deaths occurring under their command.
Meanwhile, many of the Bagram interrogators, led by the same operations officer, Capt. Carolyn A. Wood, were redeployed to Iraq and…took charge of interrogations at the Abu Ghraib prison.
www.motherjones.com /mojoblog/archives/2005/05/bagram_revisite.html   (563 words)

  
 CNN.com In-Depth Specials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bagram also will be the main base of 1,700 British Royal Marines from the 45th Commando Group that Great Britain is sending to Afghanistan.
Those troops are in addition to the British Royal Marines already in Kabul as part of the international peacekeeping force patrolling the Afghan capital.
Bagram has a 9,700-foot runway and a number of aircraft are based there, including helicopters flown by the Army's 160th Special Aviation Unit, known as the "Nightstalkers." A small group of A-10 "Warthog" ground attack aircraft also has been deployed to the base.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/deployment.map/bagram.html   (212 words)

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