"... American and other Western forces continue to pour into Washington’s next theatre, the Middle East and Horn of Africa. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that at week’s end the US sent a second wave of fighter planes and bomber squadrons winging to air bases in Kuwait and the Sinai Peninsula, along with their air crews, air force intelligence personnel and technicians, altogether around 10,000 men, who were quietly called up in early December. This second wave follows the transfer of the Third Army command from its headquarters in McPherson, Georgia, to Kuwait.
According to DEBKAfile’s military sources, a corresponding military buildup is going ahead opposite the Horn of Africa.
Last week, three German warships carrying 1600 German marines passed
through the Suez Canal and are anchored off Djibouti where the Red Sea
flows out to the Indian Ocean. A flotilla of British vessels with a similar
complement of British marines has reached Mombassa, Kenya. "