Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:43 AM
dipsydoodle (40,481 posts)
U.S. to send military missions to more than 35 African countries in 2013
THE Pentagon has announced that it is to send small Army teams to 35-plus African countries in 2013.
U.S. to send military missions to more than 35 African countries in 2013Initially, the objectives of the U.S. military teams will be confined to training and equipping national armies. They could participate in military operations, although this would require a special order from the Defense Department, according to General David Rodríguez, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army.
The Second Combat Brigade mission is to begin in the spring of 2013 and will engage in approximately 100 exercises throughout the African continent, first in Libya, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Uganda, where the Pentagon reports the largest presence of armed groups linked to Al Qaeda.
However, the U.S. plans could be rejected by many countries of the region for fear of the extension of U.S. military bases and Washington’s increased influence, AP comments.
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U.S. to send military missions to more than 35 African countries in 2013 (Original post)
Response to unhappycamper (Reply #1)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:58 AM
Recursion (32,860 posts)
2. 6 years in and HQ is still in Stuttgart
and is still holding negotiations with "potential host nations", which is currently a list of South Africa and... umm...
Think about that for a second...
Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:24 AM
Bluenorthwest (30,675 posts)
5. How accurate could this piece be? Commander in Cheif is the President, not General Anybody
Isn't this the press arm of the Cuban Communist Party? Shouldn't they know the proper titles and all?