Posts Tagged: AFRICOM
After a high-profile embarrassment in Niger, the Pentagon is gearing up to deepen its already growing presence in Africa.
The U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent into a laboratory for a new kind of war.
If he wants to save his legacy on Africa, Barack Obama will have to be more than a shill for U.S. security firms and corporations.
There's no purely military solution to the insurgency raging across northeastern Nigeria.
Few would oppose a robust U.S. response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader U.S.-led militarization in West Africa.
SGI can be viewed as a counter-insurgency program whose goal is to strengthen economic development by strengthening security.
President Obama is definitely "into" Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.
Africa is the U.S. military's next frontier, and it's using humanitarian missions to get there.
An AFRICOM official says the U.S. has been "at war" in Africa for over two years.
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.