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US Signs Long-Term Lease for Military Base in Djibouti

The United States and Djibouti have signed a new 10-year lease on a U.S. military base in the Horn of Africa nation that the White House calls a critical part in fighting terrorism.President Barack Obama announced the deal Monday at a White House meeting with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh. Mr. Obama called the base a critical facility and extraordinarily important to the U.S. role in the Horn of Africa. He said he is grateful to President Guelleh for agreeing to a long-term...

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