A quick look at U.S. military involvement in Africa
U.S. quietly positioning itself as a force in Africa
Using a blend of drones, Special Operations Forces and proxy soldiers, the U.S. has rapidly, but quietly escalated its foothold in Africa to fight what it claims to be a growing security threat. Critics question U.S. motives, citing oil and China as the true targets.
- Djibouti is home to Camp Lemonnier, a little known U.S. military base used to target al-Shabab in Somalia and al-Qaeda in Yemen.