BUSH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NOW OPEN 08:25 28 Mar 2003

A huge airport, out of operation for over a decade, has been re-opened for business west of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. This should cut close to 200 miles off of the supply line from Kuwaiti airports, and will provide forward basing for some air operations, especially helicopter and unmanned drone flights. It will also make an inviting target for the irregular Iraqi forces still operating in the area.