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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:43 AM

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.

http://www.granma.cu/ingles/international-i/27dic-military-missions.html

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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
unhappycamper Jan 2013 #1
Recursion Jan 2013 #2
pasto76 Jan 2013 #3
newfie11 Jan 2013 #4
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #5
Lasher Jan 2013 #6
Marblehead Jan 2013 #7

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:42 AM

1. This is AFRICOM flexing its muscles. n/t

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:58 AM

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...

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:59 AM

3. "according to General David Rodríguez, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army. "...um WTF?

who the F wrote this?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:23 AM

4. All 35 African countries should lock their borders down and keep us out.

OH WAIT the CIA has probably been there for years.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:24 AM

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?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:26 AM

6. Trolling for wars

I guess we only have a budget problem when it comes to domestic spending.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:36 AM

7. Lots of goodies there

but a lot of pesky people milling about..

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