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Report: Pentagon Spending $1.4B on Airbase Expansion in Djibouti

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The Pentagon is spending $1.4 billion on the expansion of its airbase in the Horn of Africa, Wired reports.

Citing an investigation from The Washington Post, David Axe wrote that the base expansion in Djibouti includes extra housing for 800 commandos.

The Djibouti base, also known as Camp Lemonnier, already houses 300 special operations forces, 2,000 other U.S. troops and civilians and parking for eight Predator drones and eight F-15E fighter-bombers.

Wired said the Pentagon will install new lighting on the camp’s emergency landing strip.

The Pentagon is expanding its drone operations in other locations in East Africa, but no airbase compares in size to Djibouti.

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