Camp Eggers

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Camp Eggers is a military base in Kabul, Afghanistan., US Department of Defense, Central Command located near the US Embassy and the President of Afghanistan's Palace. The camp is named after Capt. Daniel W. Eggers, a US soldier from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group , Fort Bragg, North Carolina, who was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) along with three other soldiers on 29 May 2004 near Kandahar.

Overview

Camp Eggers is used by all U.S. military branches as well as other coalition partners (including Australian Army, New Zealand, Romania, and Germany), and was home to the Combined Forces Command - Afghanistan (CFC-A), and Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan (CSTC-A). CFC-A was disestablished in early-2007 while CSTC-A continues to train the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police and are assisting with provincial reconstruction projects such as school reconstruction and road repair.

Noted personnel

  • Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, former Commander, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan.
  • Lt. Gen David Barno, first Commander of Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan.


Alleged use as a detainment facility

Unconfirmed news sources reported that a government entity, suspected to be the CIA, used the facility for extrajudicial detention of suspected terrorists. The New York Times reported that midlevel Afghan intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the reporter that they were...
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