May 23, 2005

Canadian Military Base In Persian Gulf

The Globe and Mail: The worst-kept secret in the Persian Gulf

Saturday, May 21, 2005 Page A14

WASHINGTON, DUBAI -- Camp Mirage, the Canadian Forces forward logistics base in the Persian Gulf, is real.

Only the notion that it can be kept under wraps, cherished in some Ottawa quarters, is an illusion.

Officially, Camp Mirage is 'somewhere in the Gulf region' and the location is 'top secret' because Canada's hosts have been assured it will not be disclosed.

'We do not say where we are out of respect for the host nation,' is the official line delivered by several Canadian Forces spokesmen. 'We do not talk about the location of Camp Mirage.'"


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