U.S War on Terror in the Horn of Africa


Djibouti, a French colony until independence in 1977, is a politically stable nation that hosts the U.S. military base Camp Lemonnier. What began as an 88-acre Marine Corps outpost is now a vast combat hub, home to around 5,000 U.S. troops, civilians and contractors who train regional militaries, collect intelligence and deploy to combat zones in the neighborhood countries. The military base serves as a launching pad for U.S. operations against al-Qaeda in the region, especially against the affiliate terrorist group al-Shabab.

Djibouti, a French colony until independence in 1977, is a politically stable nation that hosts the U.S. military base Camp Lemonnier. What began as an 88-acre Marine Corps outpost is now a vast combat hub, home to around 5,000 U.S. troops, civilians and contractors who train regional militaries, collect intelligence and deploy to combat zones in the neighborhood countries. The military base serves as a launching pad for U.S. operations against al-Qaeda in the region, especially against the affiliate terrorist group al-Shabab.

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