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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:45 AM

Canada mulls military training mission in West Africa

The Harper government is examining whether to dispatch Canadian troops to help train an African force whose purpose would be to take back a vast swath of Mali from an off-shoot of al-Qaeda.

Defence Minister Peter MacKay, speaking in Halifax Sunday, said what form of military assistance can be provided to a growing international swell is something that's under active discussion.


U.S. Army Teams Heading to 35 African Countries
U.S. Army teams will be deploying to as many as 35 African countries early next year for training programs and other operations as part of an increased Pentagon role in Africa. The move would see small teams of U.S. troops dispatched to countries with groups allegedly linked to al-Qaeda, such as Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. The teams are from a U.S. brigade that has the capability to use drones for military operations in Africa if granted permission. The deployment could also potentially lay the groundwork for future U.S. military intervention in Africa. In related news, the United Nations Security Council has unanimously backed sending thousands of African troops into Mali to help combat Islamist militants who have claimed vast areas in the country’s north.


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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:51 PM



In the book 1984 the battles are in AFRICA. This country is looking for another place to start a WAR.

We have to cut DOD to the bone to prevent them thinking they HAVE to spend money. It is true in the government that they think they have to spend each cent or they get less to spend the next year.

Spend th money where it count and where it helps us have a better future.

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