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Oman is a country about the size of Kansas, located on the Arabian peninsula and bordered by Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. Its population is approximately 2.8 million, of which a sizable portion (nearly 580,000) are foreign nationals. The economy is primarily based on oil.

Oman is a monarchy, and has been ruled since 1970 by Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. Although the Sultan wields absolute power, Oman has a slightly more open society than its neighbors Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and also has a somewhat better human rights record than many Arab countries.

U.S. Military Presence

During the war in Afghanistan and in the leadup to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, Oman cooperated extensively with the United States by serving as a staging area and transfer point for a variety of forces. Three different air bases in Oman serve as U.S. pre-positioning points for so-called War Reserve Materiel, stored at various forward locations in preparation for operations:

A number of British military units also operated out of Oman.


Center for Defense Information (2002). U.S. Forces in the Middle East. Retrieved June 7, 2004. (2002). Oman Facilities. Retrieved June 7, 2004.

External Links

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This page was last modified 23:15, 17 April 2006 by dKosopedia user Allamakee Democrat. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Lestatdelc and Clang. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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