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U.S. Navy Capt. Darwin Webster, right, deputy director for operations, Operations Directorate, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, presents the keys for two new speedboats to Col. Abdourahman Aden Cher, commander of the Djiboutian navy, at Djibouti Navy Headquarters, April 4, 2013. The U.S. Department of State provided the speedboats to enhance the Djiboutian navy's maritime security capabilities and protect the Djiboutian coastline, fight piracy and combat terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Caleb Pierce)
U.S. Navy Capt. Darwin Webster, right, deputy director for operations, Operations Directorate, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, presents the keys for two new speedboats to Col. Abdourahman Aden Cher, commander of the Djiboutian navy, at Djibouti Navy Headquarters, April 4, 2013. The U.S. Department of State provided the speedboats to enhance the Djiboutian navy's maritime security capabilities and protect the Djiboutian coastline, fight piracy and combat terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Caleb Pierce)
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