Monday, 9 November 2015

U.S. military is expanding its secret drone base in Africa

"Unbeknownst to most Americans and without any apparent public announcement, the U.S. has recently taken steps to transform this tiny, out-of-the-way outpost into an “enduring” base, a key hub for its secret war, run by the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), in Africa and the Middle East.

The military is tight-lipped about Chabelley (in the country of Djibouti), failing to mention its existence in its public list of overseas bases and refusing even to acknowledge questions about it — let alone offer answers. Official documents, satellite imagery, and expert opinion indicate, however, that Chabelley is now essential to secret drone operations throughout the region." writes Nick Turse, Intercept reporter

Read the story in the Intercept

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