OBO, Central African Republic — Behind razor wire and bamboo walls topped with security cameras sits one of the newest U.S. military outposts in Africa. U.S. Special Forces soldiers with tattooed forearms and sunglasses emerge daily in pickup trucks. They carry weapons, supplies and translators — as well as the expectations of a vast region living in fear of a man and his brutal militia. Read full article >>

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