Category Archives: Camp Lemonnier

An Empire of Bases and Special Forces: Garrisoning the Globe

In what follows, I explore the U.S. military’s global basing and Special Forces strategy. The article updates a lot of my own previous writing on the U.S. military’s “Baseworld” or “Droneworld,” and gives fresh statistics on the number of U.S. … Continue reading

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U.S. extends drone and special ops base in Djibouti

The Obama administration has signed a 20-year lease of Camp Lemonnier in the small African country of Djibouti–the “only” full-scale base on the continent, and a 4,000-strong hub for counter-terrorist operations throughout the Horn of Africa and Yemen. The deal … Continue reading

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The Jewel in the Crown of Washington’s Permanent War: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

In the final of the ‘Permanent War’ series from the Washington Post, Craig Whitlock reports on the expansion of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, the U.S. first ‘counter-terrorism’ base, and the hub of drone operations in Somalia and Yemen. In fact, drones … Continue reading

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