Awlaki Drone Launched From New Drone Base

The assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki was the first hit from Obama’s new ‘constellation of secret drone bases’

by John Glaser, Antiwar.com,  October 03, 2011

The US drone that assassinated American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen was launched from one of the Obama administration’s newly constructed bases on the Arabian Peninsula.

It was only a few weeks ago that reports were first released about the Obama administration’s new construction of “a constellation of secret drone bases,” as they were described by the Washington Post, installed with the specific intention to broaden the drone war in the Arabian Peninsula and northeast Africa, especially in Yemen and Somalia.

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