Today at WPR, we’re covering post-coup Gabon and growing U.S. military ties with the countries of Scandinavia.
But first, here’s our take on today’s top story:
West Africa: The U.S. is seeking to base unarmed military reconnaissance drones in three West African coastal states—Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Benin. The three countries, along with Togo, have found themselves threatened by the same jihadist insurgencies that have built strongholds in the Sahelian countries of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. (Wall Street Journal)