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Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:29 PM

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa

An expected withdrawal of military forces would lead the C.I.A. and other agencies to reduce their presence, leaving some officials and experts fearful of a gap in stopping terrorist threats.

By Julian E. Barnes at the NY Times

Dec. 30, 2019, 1:35 p.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/us/politics/intelligence-cia-africa-terror.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies face a significant reduction in their counterterrorism collection efforts in Africa if a proposed withdrawal of United States military forces is carried out by the Pentagon, intelligence officials said.

The new planning to pull back intelligence officers deployed in Western Africa and other parts of the continent has been partly driven by the troop deployment review, which is expected to reduce American forces in Niger, Nigeria and other countries in the region.

The presence of American troops allows intelligence officers to travel far from traditional diplomatic outposts. The troops also provide protection in the event of spreading chaos or instability. Stark evidence of the risk was seen in the lethal 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and increased security was ordered for those outposts.

If service members are soon pulled out of Africa, the C.I.A. and other intelligence agencies simply would not be able to safely deploy their officers far beyond embassy walls, officials say.

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mopinko Dec 30 #2
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tikka Dec 31 #6
applegrove Dec 31 #7

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:31 PM

1. Why the **** is Ivanka spending money on educating girls in africa when they soon

will not be going to school on threat of terrorism? This is sick.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:42 PM

2. aaaand w a flicker of a thought, he undoes a couple of decades of military planning.

my previously mentioned family member who recently told the wh liaison to fuck off was instrumental to the modern anti-terrorism strategy like we had in syria- intel, firepower, training, and leading from the rear. and a heavy dose of good will building.
he was there in afghanistan, where it started, and has led it until this moron pissed away his service.

this was smart strategy. blown up by a creature w no more than 5 neurons in a row in his entire head.

god. beam me up.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:48 PM

3. I know mopinko. I know.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:51 PM

4. America continues to cede it's role on the world stage. It will take time but all these

'decisions' are going to be additional nails in the 'legacy' of dump.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:54 PM

5. Far-called, our navies melt away;

On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:05 AM

6. It cedes Africa to Russia and China

Russia is already increasing its mililtary presence with pseudo mercenary troops. Once again Traitor45 aids Putin.

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Response to tikka (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:20 AM

7. And who knows if Russia will see massive, desperate, migration of people

from africa to europe as a fun way to destabilize europe again like Putin did by stopping anyone from winning against Assad in Syria. Nothing stopping him from encouraging wars to get big and go on and on again. This time in Africa. Why would Putin, and Trump for that matter, not want refugees to create intolerance in europe like the syrian exodous did. Intolerance and white supremacy is their game. But they can't quite rule the planet if europe remains liberal.

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