March 22, 2013

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Drone base in Niger gives U.S. a strategic foothold in West Africa. “Since taking office in 2009, President Obama has relied heavily on drones for operations, both declared and covert, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. U.S. drones also fly from allied bases in Turkey, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines. Now, they are becoming a fixture in Africa.”