David Vine explains the delicate situation of British colonial rule over the Chagos Archipelago, where thousands of native residents were forced to leave their homes in order for the United States to build a military base there. The UN has condemned the move in an overwhelming vote.
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David Vine is a professor of Anthropology at American University and the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia. He also writes for the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian, among others. Follow him on Twitter @davidsvine.
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