Official: DOD Seeks 'Small Footprint' in Africa
Djibouti, which boasts a natural harbor and roads that link the interior with the coast.
...And Google tells me, is 5,600 miles from Benghazi...
The country has interest from four U.S. combatant commands -- U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Transportation Command, officials said. In addition, other nations work with the Djiboutian government to ensure security in the area.
Djibouti and Camp Lemonier represent a strategic gold mine, Dory said. But Camp Lemonier, she added, will remain an expeditionary base.
"It will remain an austere base. "We will make improvements for force protection, but you will not see a golf course at Camp Lemonier, ever," she said.
Posted by: Sherry 2012-10-22