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U.S. Opens Drone Base in Niger, Building Africa Presence

February 23, 2013

U.S. Opens Drone Base in Niger, Building Africa Presence
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/world/africa/in-niger-us-troops-set-up...

'Opening a new front in the drone wars against Al Qaeda and its affiliates, President Obama announced on Friday that about 100 American troops had been sent to Niger in West Africa to help set up a new base from which unarmed Predator aircraft would conduct surveillance in the region."--By ERIC SCHMITT and SCOTT SAYARE, February 22, 2013

US deploys troops to Niger
http://rt.com/usa/us-troops-deployment-niger-299/

Micro-drones will “hide in plain sight”
http://www.salon.com/2013/02/19/micro_drones_will_hide_in_plain_sight/

"Lethal" and "unobtrusive" micro-drones are being developed by the Air force to mimic the behavior of bugs."--BY NATASHA LENNARD, BY NATASHA LENNARD

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