Kit Klarenberg's article reviews some of the information known about Menwith Hill in the light of a new planning application to build a large windowless container in a secure compound within the base. In the absence of firm information we can only speculate what the new compound is for.
On 18 March 2019 an American F-15E dropped a 500 pound bomb on the Syrian town of Baghuz. This was followed shortly afterwards by another bomb, this time a 2,000 pound bomb. At least 80 people died, the majority were civilians.