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The US maintains an 800-strong troop presence in Niger, according to US Africa Command (AFRICOM), but many of them are there temporarily, assigned to constructing a drone base near Agadez in central Niger, Mattis told lawmakers in the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. On Monday ...
Including this latest incident, 19 police officers in the United States have been shot and killed in the line of duty in 2018. ... Last week 2,000 personnel from 15 countries went to Morocco for the annual US–Morocco bilateral military exercise—African Lion—sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM).

The US military has begun briefing the families of the four American troops who were killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4, 2017, by Islamist ... Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of US Africa Command (AFRICOM), said that the investigation was "exhaustive" and "very, very detailed," but that ...
The United States has in recent years increased its presence on the continent, which had been in decline since the end of the Cold War. Late last year Washington signed a deal with Chad, which allowed US Africa Command or Africom to use direct force against armed groups there. And, when four US ...
This expanding network was a key reason the military reorganized its world-spanning unified combatant command system in 2008 to place responsibility for the continent of Africa under a single United States Africa Command, or AFRICOM. As the twenty-first century stretches onward, the U.S. occupation of ...
... his "views and the feasibility and suitability of assigning one of the future Security Forces Assistant Brigades" to U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to meet ... Putting one such brigade under the control of AFRICOM would help maintain training and readiness for soldiers already in the region, said Inhofe, ...

When four U.S. soldiers were killed in the west African country of Niger last year, many in the American public — and even some lawmakers who serve on foreign-policy committees — were surprised to discover the United States had troops there. In fact, more than 6,000 American troops are currently ...
The Department of State is participating in Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command's (AFRICOM) annual and largest Special Operations Forces exercise. ... partners include Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab group in Somalia on Sunday, killing five militants, U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said Monday. The strike happened in the afternoon near El Bur, a town in the semi-autonomous central Somali region of Galmudug. The strike also ...
Questions about whether the American military, under the Trump administration, is seeking to blur the expanding scope of operations in Africa were raised this month when it was revealed that the United States had carried out four airstrikes in Libya between September and January that Africa Command ...
Senators on Tuesday discussed why the U.S. Africa Command is not based in Africa. (Staff Sgt. Allyson Manners/Air ... In 2013, military officials opted to leave the AFRICOM headquarters in Stuttgart after a lengthy review of other potential sites, including the United States. At the time Defense Department ...
And U.S. Africa Command, which doesn't have its own policy on the issue, is also doing a review to determine whether new guidelines are required, said Army Col. Mark Cheadle, spokesman for the command. The goal is to ensure commanders understand the risks when they authorize helmet cameras or ...
Defense cooperation between the US and Africa took off after George W. Bush established Africa Command in 2007. Since then, the Command, known as AFRICOM, has established a constellation of American forward-operating bases and runs training programs and exercises with nearly every country on ...
Africom preparing for Ex Flintlock 2018 ... Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command's premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise. ... Forces and law enforcement agencies, increasing their ability to work together during ongoing multinational operations and in response to crises, Africom said.
... Qaeda branch in Africa was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Libya on Saturday. Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official, was one of two militants killed in the precision strike near Ubari in southwestern Libya, Africa Command (Africom) said in a statement Wednesday.
On Libyan political reconciliation he said: “In Libya, U.S. Africa Command continues to support the U.S. Libya External Office's diplomatic efforts to promote the UN-facilitated Libyan political reconciliation process. Our counterterrorism strategy has allowed time for the political reconciliation process to ...
"Somalis are going to need to decide for themselves what the arrangement will be at the end of the day," Gen Thomas Waldhauser, head of the US Africa Command (Africom), told members of Congress. He said Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as Farmajo, is aiming to ...

Thomas Waldhauser, the head of U.S. Africa Command, emphasized that AFRICOM requires a significant boost to both its quick-response (QRF) and ... [It's] three and a half times the United States inside the African continent, and then you have small pockets of people distributed in many different places.
As reports emerge that four U.S. troops killed in an October ambush in Niger may not have gotten command approval for their mission, the Marine general ... on Capitol Hill that he could not discuss details of Africa Command's investigation until the report was finalized and briefed to the families of the fallen.
Highlighting the difficulty of tackling such a mission, Marine Corps General Thomas Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that the U.S. strategy incorporated more than just military action and worked "by, with and through" local ...
The cost of an October 2017 battle between U.S. soldiers and ISIS fighters in Niger was high: Four Americans were killed and two were wounded. ... any U.S. service member of official duty in Niger during the month of October 2017 were not authorized IDP,” a spokesperson for U.S. Africa Command said in ...
MOGADISHU, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The U. S. forces on Monday conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia, killing two terrorists and injured another, the military said on Tuesday. The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said no civilian was killed in the drone strike which was carried ...
MOGADISHU, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The United States military confirmed Tuesday no American soldier was killed or injured in southern Somalia as claimed by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab. The U.S. Africa Command (Africom), which oversees American troops on the continent, dismissed the report ...
U.S. special operations forces have been present in western Africa for years, but their efforts have come under scrutiny since an October ambush that resulted in the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger. AFRICOM is expected to soon finalize its investigation into the incident, which Mattis will then review ...
MEDRETE 18-1 is a combined effort between members of the Senegalese military, the Vermont National Guard and U.S. Army Africa. Medical readiness training exercises give partnered military members opportunities to improve their medical skills while reinforcing the countries' partnerships. (U.S. Army ...
A draft of the U.S. Africa Command report on the Oct. 4 attack by ISIS-affiliated militants calls for reducing the number of U.S. ground missions in Niger ... Operations will be subject to more scrutiny and may require approval from senior leaders at AFRICOM headquarters in Stuttgart and the Pentagon, the ...
In 2007, under the pretext of the “war on terror”, the US consolidated its various military operations in Africa to establish the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). With a starting budget of half a billion dollars, AFRICOM was supposedly launched to engage with African countries in terms of diplomacy ...
2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). ... TomDispatch repeatedly contacted Africa Command for comment about the IG's report. ... That year, according to AFRICOM officials, the United States budgeted $143,493 for training that country's forces in “evidence collection.
Twenty seventeen was a year of investigations for US Africa Command (AFRICOM). There was the investigation of the two-star .... That year, according to AFRICOM officials, the United States budgeted $143,493 for training that country's forces in “evidence collection.” (This was at a moment when AFRICOM ...
Cutlass Express which will end on Wednesday is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) and brings together 17 countries from East Africa. It includes officers from regional navies, coastguards and maritime agencies of Seychelles, Comoros, ...
... Air Forces have each received two Cessna 208 aircraft modified for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions from the United States. ... have arrived in Cameroon, while a spokesperson for US African Command (AFRICOM) said Chad's two arrived in N'Djamena on 2 December 2017.
Last month, this information was reiterated by a senior official from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), spokeswoman Robyn Mack. “At the moment, we believe that the organization (ISIS-Libya) is likely to give priority to the restructuring of security forces and infrastructure, and to launch strikes, which may ...
Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the ... Cutlass Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an exercise designed to assess and ...
Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, AFRICOM command senior enlisted leader, visited Niamey and Agadez, Niger, between 24 and 25 January. Niger is an important partner to the United States. The U.S. and ...
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement that it was "reviewing the post and determining the veracity of the tweet and the assertions that there is an associated video." In addition to that inquiry, AFRICOM is currently investigating the ambush that led to the deaths of 3rd Special Forces Group ...
U.S. Special Forces and Somali troops killed five people, some of whom were children, during a raid last week on a school run by the terrorist militia ... “We support the Federal Government of Somalia and UNICEF efforts to reunite these children with their families,” AFRICOM said in a statement to ...
U.S. Africa Command is investigating a series of posts by a Twitter user claiming to have footage from the October ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers. ... Although the Twitter user posts primarily in Arabic, some of the posts being reviewed by AFRICOM were written in French. The posts claim that ...
U.S. Africa Command (Africom) also said Friday it conducted an airstrike in support of the Somali federal government on Thursday that killed four al-Shabaab militants. No civilians were killed in the strike, Africom said in a statement. "U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures ...
... Mounia Boucetta, and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Deputy for Civil-Military Engagement Alexander Laskaris, discussed here on Thursday the security situation in Africa. During the talks between the two officials, they lauded the excellent relations between Morocco and the United States, particularly ...
“Nick, we're not going to respond to any of your questions” Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, the head of U.S. Africa Command's Public Affairs Branch, told me by phone last October. ... Main entrance to the United States Army Kelley Barracks and AFRICOM headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, on June 6, 2015.
12, 2018 — U.S. Africa Command has developed a new tool designed to measure progress in advancing women, peace and security as part of its security ... The WPS Security Force Assistance assessment tool establishes criteria to help Africom have a more informed understanding of how an African ...
(And it took the United States only a day to resume such strikes this year.) “President Trump's decision to make parts of southern Somalia an 'area of active hostilities' gave [U.S. Africa Command or AFRICOM] the leeway to carry out strikes at an increased rate because it no longer had to run their proposed ...
In 2007, under the pretext of the 'war on terror', the US consolidated its various military operations in Africa to establish the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). With a starting budget of half a billion dollars, AFRICOM was supposedly launched to engage with African countries in terms of diplomacy ...
(And it took the United States only a day to resume such strikes this year.) “President Trump's decision to make parts of southern Somalia an 'area of active hostilities' gave [US Africa Command or AFRICOM] the leeway to carry out strikes at an increased rate because it no longer had to run their proposed ...
In 2007, under the pretext of the “war on terror”, the US consolidated its various military operations in Africa to establish the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). With a starting budget of half a billion dollars, AFRICOM was supposedly launched to engage with African countries in terms of diplomacy ...
In 2007, under the pretext of the "war on terror," the U.S. consolidated its various military operations in Africa to establish the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). With a starting budget of half a billion dollars, AFRICOM was supposedly launched to engage with African countries in terms of diplomacy ...
In 2007, under the pretext of the "war on terror", the US consolidated its various military operations in Africa to establish the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). With a starting budget of half a billion dollars, AFRICOM was supposedly launched to engage with African countries in terms of diplomacy ...
MOGADISHU, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- The United States military confirmed Wednesday that its forces conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab terrorists about 50km west of the capital, Mogadishu, killing two terrorists in the first drone attack this year. The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said the strike which was ...
A military engagement in the West African state of Niger involving United States Green Berets in an apparent firefight with hostile forces resulted in the deaths of four Pentagon troops in October. These casualties were a manifestation of the increasing role of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) which will ...
The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) in two separate statements on Monday said its forces killed four terrorists some 25 kilometers west of Mogadishu on ... "U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect the United States, its partners and interests, and deny safe haven to ...


 

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