The Huffington Post quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on what the closure of the US drone base in Ethiopia will mean for the East Africa region:
According to J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, these successes show that the U.S. drone program at Arba Minch “has served its purpose.”
“Now the question is whether the Somali government is capable of governing this space,” Pham said.
“The timing is not accidental,” Pham said of the U.S. redeployment of drone resources. “It’s robbing Peter to pay Paul.”