U.S. Military Investing Heavily In Africa

Source:  Information Clearing House

Engineering Consent for More Wars, the US Military Investing Heavily in Africa

usa in africa 1Green markers:  US military training, advising, or tactical deployments during 2013.
Yellow markers:  US military training, advising, or tactical deployments during 2012
Purple marker: US “security operation”
Red markers: Army National Guard partnerships
Blue markers: US bases, forward operating sites (FOSes), contingency security locations (CLSs), contingency locations (CLs), airports with fueling agreements, and various shared facilities
Green push pins:  US military training/advising of indigenous troops carried out in a third country during 2013
Yellow push pins: US military training/advising of indigenous troops carried out in a third country during 2012

U.S. Military Investing Heavily In Africa
by Shashank Bengali

October 20, 2013
Source:  LA Times

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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 a region with a rising threat of Islamist terrorism.