Thursday, March 27, 2014

US Military - More Than One Mission A Day In Africa

U.S. Military Averaging More Than A Mission A Day In Africa
By Nick Turse
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The numbers tell the story: 10 exercises, 55 operations, 481 security cooperation activities.

Since its inception, U.S. Africa Command has consistently downplayed its role on the continent. Meanwhile, far from the press or the public, the officers running its secret operations have privately been calling Africa “the battlefield of tomorrow, today.”
After years in the dark, we now know just how “extremely active” -- to use General David Rodriguez’s phrase -- AFRICOM has been and how rapidly the tempo of its missions has increased. It remains to be seen just what else we don't know about U.S. Africa Command’s exponentially expanding operations.

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