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Special Operations: France Running Short of Commandos
   

October 19, 2006: French special operations troops appear to be overcommitted, so  200 French  commandos are being pulled from Afghanistan, where they have been since 2003, looking for terrorist leaders. France has already got a lot of operators operating across Africa. Apparently France is building up their special operations capability in Djibouti, possibly in anticipation of problems in Eritrea and Somalia, both of which are involved in disputes with Ethiopia. The Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad is pretty lucrative for Djibouti and France, and fighting between Ethiopia and either of its neighbors could create problems there. American Special Forces in Djibouti have a base near the main French one. It's pretty easy to spot on Google Earth.


  

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Horsesoldier       10/19/2006 12:30:16 PM
>>American Special Forces in Djibouti have a base near the main French one. It's pretty easy to spot on Google Earth. <<
 
Way to be all OPSEC-savvy and what not, Strategy Page.  Why not go ahead and mention specific lat-long while you're at it?
 
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96H       10/19/2006 12:57:12 PM

>>American Special Forces in Djibouti have a base near the main French one. It's pretty easy to spot on Google Earth. <<

 

Way to be all OPSEC-savvy and what not, Strategy Page.  Why not go ahead and mention specific lat-long while you're at it?


Security by obscurity, ain't any security at all.
 
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GOP       10/19/2006 1:08:26 PM

>>American Special Forces in Djibouti have a base near the main French one. It's pretty easy to spot on Google Earth. <<

 

Way to be all OPSEC-savvy and what not, Strategy Page.  Why not go ahead and mention specific lat-long while you're at it?



Well, I am sure that every Guerrilla in Africa knows where the base is anyway...and I'm sure that the SF operators have several different ways to protect themselves in case of attack (ie: send a B-52 from Iraq or Italy)
 
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ed nol       10/31/2006 5:46:58 PM
They are returning to Paris, Peut Etre?


 
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