Stupid is as Stupid does: US May Give Up Diego Garcia
Major strategic blunder in the works. I’ll leave it at that.
In shocking news from Washington, the United States, Britain and Mauritius have begun talks that may lead to America losing its strategic Indian Ocean supply hub at Diego Garcia. This news comes four years before America’s lease to use this small island in the Indian ocean expires in 2016 but also at a time when the Pentagon has declared the Pacific as the military’s top priority and engaged in talks to increase the number of ports in that region. The navy is a few years into a major project to build infrastructure in Guam so the prospect of handing over the western bookend of the country’s territory in Asia must worry Pentagon officials.