National Geographic : 1978 Oct
VIGILANT SILHOUETTES of French Foreign Legion naires stalk the Somali fron tier (right). The legion garrisons 1,500 men in Djibouti because, as one bragged, "Ev erybody knows we're the best." From across the border, thou sands of refugees fled into Dji bouti during the Ogaden war, like those at Ali Sabieh (below). The United States rushed shel ters, dubbed "Jimmy Cartair's tents," plus food and vaccines.