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U.S. May Build Base For Drones In Northwest Africa

NPR | Feb. 4, 2013 11:29 a.m.

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Tom Bowman

The United States is looking to base surveillance drones in the African nation of Niger. The base there will allow the U.S. unmanned vehicles to conduct operations in northern Africa, including in Mali, where France has intervened to fight Islamist militants. Tom Bowman talks to Melissa Block about the latest on the increasing U.S. military role in Africa.

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