U.S. drone camp in the heart of Djibouti

Expansion is underway at the United States’ first counter- terrorism base, fenced within a one-runway airport shared by military and civilian aircraft in the heart of Djibouti. Scheduled to be complete in the next two years at a cost of nearly $1.4 billion, the Pentagon hopes the upgrades will strengthen the U.S. fight against terrorism in the Horn of Africa.

Department of the Navy; CIA World Factbook. Image source: GeoEye via Google Earth | Gene Thorp, Bill Webster and Craig Whitlock/The Washington Post October 25, 2012
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