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U.S. Targets Terrorism in Horn of Africa

The Pentagon opens a new anti-terrorism base in the nation of Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa. Military commanders say the mission is to "track down and root out" terrorists hiding in lawless stretches along the northeast African coast. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.