Tag Archives: AFRICOM

Africa: “The Battlefield of Tomorrow, Today”

Nick Turse once again reports on the growth of U.S. “training” activities across the continent of Africa, under the regional command known as “AFRICOM.” Highlights include: Between 2008 to 2013, the number of missions, exercises, operations, and other activities under … Continue reading

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Why are drone strikes in Pakistan “ending”?

John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, met with his Pakistani counterpart on thursday to discuss security issues. He told Pakistani television that the U.S. would soon end drone strikes. “I believe that we’re on a good track,” he said. … Continue reading

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U.S. Drone bases in Africa mapped

Public Intelligence have constructed a map illustrating the various U.S. drone sites scattered across the African continent. A wonderful snapshot, the map is a real eye-opener, and demonstrates how quickly unmanned surveillance has spread to North and West Africa from the “Af-Pak” … Continue reading

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The U.S.’ secretive “scramble for Africa”

Nick Turse reports on the expansion of U.S. secret bases, training facilities, and airfields throughout Africa. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is now a key region as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down. Under President Obama, operations in the continent, … Continue reading

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