US Will Set Up Drone Base in Niger

The U.S. is establishing a Predator drone base in Niger that will assist the French military operation in Northern Mali but could also mark the beginning of a longer term surveillance mission in Western Africa. President Obama notified senior Congressional leaders Friday that a force of approximately 100 American military personnel is now in Niger to set up the base. In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Sen. Patrick Leahy,...Full Story
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