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US Africa Command: Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya
The U.S. Africa Command said verified photographic evidence shows “indiscriminately placed booby traps and minefields” around the outskirts of Tripoli and all the way east toward the strategic coastal city of Sirte since mid-June.
Why the US should spend 0.3 percent of its defense budget to prevent an African debacle
A small U.S. military investment in Africa provides the support of allies and partners, counterterrorism cooperation, and enough security to use American soft power, says the author of this commentary.
By Katherine Zimmerman
Heroes, sacrifices and making a difference across generations
Terrorists do not have the capability to attack the U.S. homeland today due to the efforts of our African partners, international community, the U.S., and service members like Spc. Henry Mayfield, says the author of this commentary.
By Col. Chris Karns
Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarm
Here’s a look at the issue that has caused alarm among some U.S. security allies, while the U.S. probes the deadliest attack against its military in Africa since 2017.
US service member, DoD contractors killed after jihadi attack on base in Kenya
It was the first known al-Shabab attack against U.S. forces inside Kenya, a key base for fighting one of the world’s most resilient extremist organizations.
By Tom Odula, Howard Altman and Diana Stancy Correll