US Predators in Africa: A Disturbing Phenomenon

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Derrick Kitiku

Of the most disturbing military developments in Africa- the salient arms race among African countries and the near purchase of damaged strategic military equipment from China- none is more troubling than the stealth expansion of US drone bases. The idea that more drone bases and UAV operations should be expanded to fight al-Qaida is a perversion of the war on terror. This subtle yet insidious aspect of airspace security and evolving military equation will eventually cause incalculable injury to overall defense system of African states.  The short term effects of this menacing development may look so subtle that it will largely go unnoticed until it is too late to reverse its long-term consequences. For full text go the blog

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 11:50



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