U.S. Forces Set Up in Djibouti

(Washington Post) Emily Wax - The United States is building an extensive military task force in Djibouti to combat al Qaeda, highlighting Africa's crucial role in the war on terrorism. 3,200 U.S. Marines, Special Forces troops, and Air Force pilots in this former French colony on the Horn of Africa are part of a task force to track down suspected terrorists in neighboring African countries as well as in Yemen, 30 miles across the Bab al-Mandab strait.

2002-12-05 00:00:00

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