US Expands Drone Program in Africa

Pentagon set to open second drone base in Niger as it expands operations in Africa

The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. After months of negotiations, the government of Niger(WIKI), a landlocked West African nation, has authorized the U.S. military to fly unarmed drones from the mud-walled desert city of Agadez (WIKI), according to Nigerien and U.S. officials.

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