|The huge US air and naval base on Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean between Africa and Indonesia, has been a major launch pad for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The US has improved it to the point of its use in a possible attack on Iran, and it's suspected of being a part of the US's secret 'rendition' program for terrorist suspects. And all the while, the original inhabitants - unceremoniously kicked off the island...
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