THE GULF CRISIS OVER QATAR – THE US MILITARY PRESENCE IN OMAN
The US news media while discussing the Gulf Crisis over Qatar do not mention and do not recognize importance of US military presence in Oman. I served in Headquarters of Sultanate of Oman’s Land Forces ( HQ SOLF, renamed Royal Oman Army) in Force Medical Services(FMS) as Medical Officer providing service at various locations of Land Forces, Air Force, and Navy apart from serving civilians and other residents at all the locations where I served from 1984 to 86. I participated in Security and Intelligence Operations in Musandam Peninsula (HQ PENSEC) to defend vital US military interests as US naval vessels navigate through narrow channel of international waters at Strait of Hormuz. We conduct constant surveillance of that sensitive border to detect Iranian infiltration across narrow Gulf channel.