ISLAMABAD - While the US embassy, from where this picture was retrieved, does not mention the air base but only refers to a base in Southwest Asia i.e. the Gulf region, after studying the details of the surroundings and discussing it with experts who have visited US bases in the Gulf region, this particular visit was most probably to the base on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar. Thats where the Combined Air and Space Operations Centre was established to run the drone and aerial wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and apparently now in Pakistan. The question then is: is this a show of official support for the drone attacks and why would the PAF Chief need to visit a US air base in the first instance and that too outside of Pakistan in a third country?