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U.S. Opens New Drone Base in Niger, Sends 100 American Troops

The New York Times: WASHINGTON — Opening a new front in the drone wars against Al Qaeda and its affiliates, President Obama announced Friday that about 100 American troops had been sent to Niger in West Africa to help set up a new base from which unarmed Predator aircraft would conduct surveillance in the region.

The new drone base, located for now in the capital, Niamey, is an indication of the priority Africa has become in American antiterrorism efforts. The United States military has a limited presence in Africa, with only one permanent base, in Djibouti, more than 3,000 miles from Mali, where insurgents had taken over half the country until repelled by a French-led force.

In a letter to Congress, Mr. Obama said about 40 United States military service members arrived in Niger on Wednesday, bringing the total number of those deployed in the country to about 100 people. A military official said the troops were largely Air Force logistics specialists, intelligence analysts and security officers.

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Black man moves to enslave Africa.

Set Irony to stun!

Free includes debt-free!

Has Kony (OIL)

been spotted in Niger?

The war

on resources moves to Africa, stay tuned, much more to come soon.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

It is not war on terror, it is empire building.

Stop trying to build an empire, we are broke. Bring the troops home. Semper Fi.



Why would we be soooooooooooo interested in Niger?


It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Racist title.

Just sayin'. /s

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


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I wonder how they're paying for this?

I thought they were out of money.