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U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say


The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.S. officials said.

One of the installations is being established in Ethi­o­pia, a U.S. ally in the fight against al-Shabab, the Somali militant group that controls much of that country. Another base is in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, where a small fleet of “hunter-killer” drones resumed operations this month after an experimental mission demonstrated that the unmanned aircraft could effectively patrol Somalia from there.

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Anything is better than boots on the ground. We need to bring all our troops home. We need to take our troops out of the line of fire and we need to stop endangering their lives unnecessarily. We need to leave Iraq,Iran,Libya,Syria,Afghanistan and the Middle East and Africa and stop being the world's policemen. And NATO is not the world's policemen either. The UN peacekeeping force is and we should encourage them to expand and keep peace throughout the world and no individual nations but only the United Nations.

non-American human beings exist

please insert that tidbit and recalculate

Pilotless drones make war seem easy.  They are a way to perpetuate our endless wars by making them seem like a video game to the American people and those who operate them.  This is a very bad thing!

Al K.

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