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February 5, 1991
The possibility of a shamal --a major sandstorm on the Arabian Peninsula--has U.S. military strategists worried, because its dusty, blinding winds could ground allied warplanes and halt troop movements for hours or even days at a time. Although it is still early in the season, the military is on alert; early signs of a shamal were detected several times in January. "Basically, it would shut down operations at any (air) base that was affected," says Capt.
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February 5, 1991
The possibility of a shamal --a major sandstorm on the Arabian Peninsula--has U.S. military strategists worried, because its dusty, blinding winds could ground allied warplanes and halt troop movements for hours or even days at a time. Although it is still early in the season, the military is on alert; early signs of a shamal were detected several times in January. "Basically, it would shut down operations at any (air) base that was affected," says Capt.
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