Nomad Shadow


Operation Nomad Shadow is the name of a classified United States military operation that may have begun in November 2007 to share intelligence information between the U.S. and the Republic of Turkey. The operation may involve only a few dozen U.S. servicemembers at any one time plus an unknown number of Turkish officials. A U.S. military-affiliated newspaper claimed the operation "reportedly provided Turkey with intelligence on Kurdish separatists ahead of Turkey’s incursion into northern Iraq in December 2007."[1]

U.S. servicemembers who deployed in support of Operation Nomad Shadow may have also had been concurrently attached to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.[2]

In 2013 the PKK claimed to have shot down a U.S. drone patrolling the Iraq-Turkey border as part of the program.[3]


See also


  1. ^ "DOD expands medal eligibility". Stars and Stripes. 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
  2. ^ "DOD officials expand eligibility for expeditionary medal". Air Force News Service. 2009-01-05. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
  3. ^ "U.S. military drone surveillance is expanding to hot spots beyond declared combat zones."
  4. ^ "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary (GWOT-E) Medal Approved Areas of Eligibility (AOE)" (PDF). Department of Defense. Retrieved 8 November 2015.