January 29, 2013

U.S. plans to add drone base in West Africa

The U.S. military is planning a new drone base in Africa that would expand its surveillance of al-Qaeda fighters and other militants in northern Mali, a development that would escalate American involvement in a fast-spreading conflict.

Two Obama administration officials said military planners are eyeing the West African country of Niger as a base for unarmed Predator drones, which would greatly boost U.S. spy missions in the region. Read more.

The Washington Post

Related,
Oil-hungry US planning drone bases across Africa: Emira Woods - PressTV
Here Come The Drones, Or The True Reason For The Mali Incursion - Zero Hedge

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