THE LONG WAR NERVE CENTRE HOUSED IN A TRAILER PARK
US PUSHES FOR 'ETERNAL' ALLIANCE IN WORLD TERROR FIGHT
US Central Command co-ordinates all the major US Military activities in the War On Terror, now re-branded by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as 'The Long War'. For the moment, the nerve centre of The Long War is housed in a set of trailers in what was once a car park.
Not for long. Central Command is getting new digs and wants the global intelligence sharing that has characterised the War On Terror to become a permanent alliance. But other countries, like France and Germany, are resisting.
"Most countres here are not interested in a new alliance. We've got one," said a European general. "It will be a coalition kind of thing, but one where we sign in and sign out."
But that's not what the Americans want.
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