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Under Senate Pressure, DoD Looks At New Location For African Lion Drills

July 27 2022


The U.S. military is considering replacing Morocco as the host country for its largest annual military exercise in Africa for the first time in two decades, reports Defense News.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has spearheaded the campaign against Morocco, citing its repeated mistreatment of the Sahrawi people in the disputed Western Sahara region. 

Inhofe’s office told the paper that the senator had secured a commitment from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to consider alternative...

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