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Why growing U.S. drone operations in Niger are controversial

Clip: 04/17/2019 | 8m 10s Video has closed captioning.

Over the past few years, the U.S. military has increased its activities and broadened its mission in Africa. In Niger, the U.S. Air Force has built a huge new base from which it launches drone operations. But critics worry the American presence will serve to attract more attention from terrorists and traffickers drawn to the deserted Sahel. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports from Niger.

Aired: 04/17/19

Rating: NR

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