Black People : The US Carried Out 674 Military Operations in Africa Last Year. Did You Hear About Any of Them?

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..."The US military publicly insists its presence in Africa is negligible. Is that why they call it an American “battlefield” behind closed doors?"

In recent years, the United States has been involved in a variety of multinational interventions in
Africa, including one in Libya that involved both a secret war and a conventional campaign of
missiles and air strikes, assistance to French forces in the Central African Republic and Mali, and
the training and funding of African proxies to do battle against militant groups like Boko Haram as
well as Somalia’s al-Shabab and Mali’s Ansar al-Dine. In 2014, the United States carried out 674
military activities across Africa, nearly two missions per day, an almost 300% jump in the number of
annual operations, exercises, and military-to-military training activities since US Africa Command
(AFRICOM) was established in 2008.

Despite this massive increase in missions and a similar swelling of bases, personnel, and funding, the
picture painted last month before the Senate Armed Services Committee by AFRICOM chief General
David Rodriguez was startlingly bleak. For all the American efforts across Africa, Rodriguez offered a
vision of a continent in crisis, imperiled from East to West by militant groups that have developed,
grown in strength, or increased their deadly reach in the face of US counterterrorism efforts.

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