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  • Opinion: Targeting Ivory Poachers With Drone Strikes Could Salvage Obama’s African Legacy

    Targeting ivory poachers with drone By Staff, 1:01 am

    Obama should instruct the U.S. State Department to designate ivory poachers for what they are: Terrorist financiers and facilitators of ISIS- and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Make the life expectancy of poachers so short that no one will risk taking the job. And that requires a few well-placed military drone strikes on poaching camps from any number of our established drone bases in Djibouti, Niger, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Burkina Faso or the Seychelles.

  • U.S. Wants Drone Base In North Africa To Fight Islamic State

    Aircrews perform a preflight check on an MQ-9 Reaper before it takes of for a mission. Photo: af.mil By Dana Sanchez, 1:35 pm

    The U.S. is in talks with different countries to establish a drone base in North Africa as it expands the fight against Islamic State in the region. Drone strikes work, says U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, who returned last week from his seventh trip to Africa. “I don’t want to think about where we’d be without (the drone program).” Tunisia or Egypt, both friendly to the U.S., have extensive borders with Libya and would be obvious choices.

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