US seeks new military basing in West Africa amid withdrawal from Niger


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June 24, 2024 WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is seeking new bases that US troops may use in West Africa as American special operations forces withdraw from a key drone base in Niger ahead of a Sept. 15 deadline previously agreed upon by the two governments. Washington's top-ranking general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, landed in Botswana on Monday to attend a conference with African defense chiefs as the Biden administration seeks to shore up the US military's waning foothold in the Sahel region. American troops are moving heavy equipment out of Air Base 101...