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The U.S. Military’s African “Footprint”

AFRICANGLOBE - Journalist Nick Turse’s recently released book “Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” aims to at the least make more of the people paying for this military intervention aware of AFRICOM and its mission. What becomes clear as one reads this text is that the US military in Africa is essentially on a war footing and is expanding rapidly.

U.S. Army Apologizes, Removes ‘Negro’ As Acceptable Term For Black Soldiers

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Army has backtracked with an apology after approving the term "Negro" as an acceptable reference for Black service members. The decision comes two days after the dated term was found listed as an acceptable classification for "a person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa" in section 6-2 of the Army's AR 600-20 regulations.

U.S. Military’s Ebola Mission: Edge Out China In Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - For an administration that prides itself in never letting a crisis go to waste, the Ebola outbreak is seemingly offering the perfect opportunity to achieve a long-time Western goal – to build up a U.S. military presence in Africa in the face of growing Chinese investment and influence on the continent.

In Liberia, Disappointment At U.S. Military’s Planned Ebola Response

AFRICANGLOBE - When President Barack Obama spoke about the U.S. military helping combat the Ebola epidemic this past Sunday, Tim Flanigan, an American clinician working in Monrovia, says he was “ecstatic.” It was exactly what many of the people leading the Ebola effort in Liberia, the hardest hit country, had been hoping for. But that joy turned to dismay the next day, when Flanigan learned the details of the Pentagon’s plans.

‘Africa Is The U.S. Military’s Next Frontier’

AFRICANGLOBE - With the Iraq War over and the war in Afghanistan slowly ending, it is becoming increasingly apparent - from interviews with generals, recommendations from influential think tanks, and private conversations with military personnel - that Africa is the U.S. military's next frontier.

The US’s Invasion Of Africa That Nobody Knows About

AFRICANGLOBE - To journalists, the Pentagon maintains that we’re hardly doing anything in Africa beyond “humanitarian assistance.” To the military industrial complex, they say America is “at war” in Africa and is looking for a “permanent footprint” throughout the continent.

Secret Ops Revealed: U.S. Military Averages More Than A Mission A...

For years, the U.S. military has publicly insisted that its efforts in Africa are small scale. Its public affairs personnel and commanders have repeatedly claimed no more than a “light footprint” on that continent, including a remarkably modest presence when it comes to military personnel. It turns out that the numbers do just the opposite.

U.S. Military Investing Heavily In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, expanding its main base on the continent and investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in the region.