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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 11:23 a.m. PST

….Militants In The Sahel Region Of Africa.

"The United States announced Wednesday an initial plan for adjusting its military presence in Africa.The adjustment comes as a new US government report says that the US military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region to merely trying to contain them.

The first change will see part of one infantry unit, around 800 troops, replaced with a similar number of military trainers and advisors to support local forces in "spotlight African countries," Defense Department officials said…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 7:33 p.m. PST

I suspect we'll be able to point to this in the future as a mistake.

I hope I'm wrong, but doubt it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 11:02 a.m. PST

Sadly… you are right….


arealdeadone15 Feb 2020 4:01 p.m. PST

Get out of Africa. Get out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Stop bombing Libya.

All the US is doing is creating frozen forever wars that only serve military and intelligence agencies in their quests for more resources.

It is all so 1984.

USAFpilot15 Feb 2020 7:02 p.m. PST

I don't see any national interest in Africa. Or Afghanistan or many other places. The Middle-East was once very important because of oil. With today's energy independence we need to disengage from the Middle-East also.

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