In this Dec. 10, 2013, photo, U.S. troops listen to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as he speaks at the al Udeid air base in Qatar.
In this Dec. 10, 2013, photo, U.S. troops listen to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as he speaks at the al Udeid air base in Qatar. MARK WILSON ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this Dec. 10, 2013, photo, U.S. troops listen to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as he speaks at the al Udeid air base in Qatar. MARK WILSON ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

September 19, 2014 5:59 AM