Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – 06:17
Various sources from the Department of Defense make it clear that the Department sees lots of potential security threats in Africa, yet what it doesn’t make clear is to what extent United States forces are involved in rolling back these threats.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 – 06:38
Nick Turse argues that the U.S. Military may be up to more in Africa than it is willing to admit, and the public deserves to know about it.
Friday, June 24, 2016 – 06:24
The testimony of outgoing AFRICOM Commander General David Rodriguez raises questions about the extend of AFRICOM’s involvment on the continent – and just how forthcoming they are to Congress about it.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 06:43
Looking to build on its presence in Djibouti, the U.S. is allegedly seeking sites for a second military base on the African continent – yet this information is largely unknown to the public.
Friday, December 18, 2015 – 07:03
For the uninitiated, Chabelley is the other U.S. outpost in that country — the site of America’s lone avowed “major military facility” in Africa, Camp Lemonnier — and a key node in an expanding archipelago of hush-hush American outposts that have spread across that continent since 9/11.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 06:27
In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent,” a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that was by design. But look hard enough and — north to south, east to west — you’ll find the fruits of that effort: a network of bases, compounds, and other sites whose sum total exceeds the number of nations on the continent.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – 06:34
So how many U.S. military bases are there in Africa?
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – 06:59
“In the last decade, Green Berets have deployed into 135 of the 195 recognized countries in the world,” reads a statement on the website of U.S. Army Special Forces Command.
Friday, October 16, 2015 – 07:10
The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama’s drone wars.
Monday, September 14, 2015 – 07:15
Since 9/11, in fact, Africa has increasingly been viewed by the Pentagon as a place of problems to be remedied by military means.Year after year, as terror groups have multiplied, proxies have foundered, and allies have disappointed, the U.S. has doubled down again and again, with America’s most elite troops — U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) — leading the way.