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US Military Presence in Africa: All Over Continent and Still Expanding

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 1, 2018

One thing is certain — while waging an intensive drone war, the US is building a vast military infrastructure for a large-scale ground war on the continent.

Saving Africa just like we did the Middle East.

It takes an African village (well…a lot of villages) to raise an empire.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/08/30/us-military-presence-in-africa-all-over-continent-still-expanding.html

Around 200,000 US troops are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world. Those forces utilize several hundred military installations. Africa is no exemption. On August 2, Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier took command of US Army Africa, promising to “hit the ground running.”

The US is not waging any wars in Africa but it has a significant presence on the continent. Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and other special ops are currently conducting nearly 100 missions across 20 African countries at any given time, waging secret, limited-scale operations. According to the magazine Vice, US troops are now conducting 3,500 exercises and military engagements throughout Africa per year, an average of 10 per day — an astounding 1,900% increase since the command rolled out 10 years ago. Many activities described as “advise and assist” are actually indistinguishable from combat by any basic definition.

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, The U.S. Military’s Drug of Choice

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 9, 2018

Remember the pallets of cash, $12B with a B, that went to Iraq to bribe government and tribal leaders and subsequently vanished? I remember an article in The Atlantic where the author describes a meeting between sec of state Hillary and Hamid Kharzai. The result was Kharzai walked away with millions and Hillary was put on the list of those that had been “Kharzaid”. Only Kharzai knows, maybe, where that money went.

If we left the Middle East taking our equipment, training and money terrorism would dry up. CIA/pentagram money is a big part of the problem.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176383/tomgram%3A_nick_turse%2C_the_u.s._military%27s_drug_of_choice/#more

Posted by Nick Turse

The president has, in fact, been a major enabler of what may be the leading addiction crisis in America.  I’m thinking about the Pentagon and its drug of choice: money.  At a time when, from infrastructure to health care, money is desperately needed and seldom found, only the Pentagon is still mainlining dollars as if there were no tomorrow. It’s shooting up in full view of the world and Donald Trump is aiding and abetting the process, eternally calling for yet more money to pump up that military (as well as the U.S. nuclear arsenal).  Read the rest of this entry »

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The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa, exclusive documents reveal – VICE News

Posted by M. C. Fox on May 20, 2017

https://news.vice.com/story/the-u-s-is-waging-a-massive-shadow-war-in-africa-exclusive-documents-reveal?utm_content=buffercd547&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Today, according to U.S. military documents obtained by VICE News, special operators are carrying out nearly 100 missions at any given time — in Africa alone. It’s the latest sign of the military’s quiet but ever-expanding presence on the continent, one that represents the most dramatic growth in the deployment of America’s elite troops to any region of the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

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