U.S. quietly returning to Africa to prevent terrorists from establishing sanctuary in this
Data Figure: U.S. soldiers in the barracks near the Djibouti Neil Lemmon exercise.
[United States 'Army Times' Web site on Oct. 27 reported] Title: The United States quietly resumed military presence in Africa
U.S. withdrawal from Somalia in 1994. After more than a year, they enter this country without law and order to prevent famine. When they leave, 44 Army soldiers, Marines and Air Force personnel died in this land, and dozens were injured. The last time the United States to Africa’s largest military intervention to end.
However, the U.S. military now has returned. Them by special forces consultant, unmanned aerial vehicles and several millions of dollars in military aid to deal with the increasingly prominent multi-faceted security threats. This time, the role of the United States is not so prominent, but once again focus on Somalia.
Although few soldiers at risk, but the U.S. military by providing intelligence and training, from the Atlantic coast of Mauritania in the Indian Ocean coast of Somalia against militants across the continent.
analysts say, the Pentagon now than in the past few years, more attention to Africa.
headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, U.S. Africa Command, said the United States are Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia and other countries to carry out anti-terrorism training, training of their troops, to “prevent terrorists from establishing sanctuary.”
in Somalia, Uganda and Burundi, the United States support the 9,000 soldiers in the Somali capital Mogadishu against the militants. In June, Uganda and Burundi to the Pentagon nearly $ 45 million in military equipment, including four small unmanned aerial vehicles, body armor, night vision and communications equipment. In the battle against youth party, the army is using the military equipment.
the United States this month also announced that it will send 100 consultants (mostly from special forces), in Africa against the LRA rebels, by the International Criminal Court arrest of its leader wanted Yuesefuke Nepalese. In Libya, the U.S. fighters to help the opposition defeat the former dictator Gaddafi.
Kenya, southern Somalia this month to send troops to the fight against youth party rebels. The United States sent troops to Somalia said Kenya did not aid, but the U.S. assistance to Kenya this year, the army and police forces $ 24 million for “against terrorists, involved in peacekeeping operations.”
near Washington, DC think tank Global Security website, John Parker said: “The United States does in Africa had been seen in our interest.”
[the United States, "Washington Post "Web site on Oct. 28 reported] Title: U.S. UAV base in Ethiopia is running
U.S. military officials said the Air Force is using a remote southern Ethiopia’s civilian airport, the use of secret” Death “counter-terrorism task armed UAV. This is a rapidly expanding US-led war in a part of the agent, the goal is the “base” organization affiliated organizations in East Africa.
millions of dollars into the U.S. Air Force, Al barmen odd Ethiopia an airport were upgraded. U.S. bases in the deployment of a UAV formation, these UAVs can be equipped with “Hellfire” missiles and satellite-guided bombs. “Death” unmanned aerial vehicles began earlier this year in neighboring Somalia over the mission. United States and its regional allies to target the young party, this is a “base” organization of militant Islamic groups.
U.S. Air Force on Thursday (27) confirmed that the door Alba odd airport is currently involved in UAV operations. Africa Action is responsible for the 17th Army Air Force spokesman 詹姆斯费希尔 said, a certain number of Air Force personnel are currently Alba odd airport gate, “our security assistance programs for the provision of operational and technical support.”share: