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U.S. should accept that its Indian Ocean base belongs to Africa

Recognition of Mauritian sovereignty would not affect access to Diego Garcia

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Diego Garcia, the site of a major U.S. military base in the middle of the Indian Ocean: The U.K. has begun negotiating the return of the archipelago to Mauritian control. (Handout photo from U.S. Navy)   © Reuters

Peter Harris is an associate professor of political science at Colorado State University.

Could the U.S. rest easy if its only military base in the Indian Ocean were under the sovereign authority of an African government instead of the U.K.?

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