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Ascension gets busy as President Obama tours Africa

It was as if Wideawake Airfield had suddenly decided to live up to its name. In a normal week, Ascension Island sees just three flights touch down; but in June and July 2013, no fewer than 103 aircraft passed through … Continue reading

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Ascension ‘off-limits’ as US prepares for Iran nuclear crisis

America is reported to have been told it cannot use Wideawake Airfield on Ascension to prepare for military action against Iran. News media around the world have picked up on the story, though The Independent in London reports that Downing … Continue reading

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