Why is the U.S. Deploying Troops to Over 30 African Countries?

The U.S. Army is deploying troops to 35 African nations next year, according to recent reports. America’s AFRICOM program has never been widely U.S troopscovered, and it seems that no one truly understood the extent of America’s interest in Africa.

NPR reports:

An Army brigade from Fort Riley, Kan., some 4,000, soldiers, will begin helping to train African militaries. The idea is to help African troops beat back a growing terrorist threat posed by al-Qaida.

The American troops will head over in small teams over the course of the next year.

According to the Associated Press, U.S. soldiers will be sent overseas in the new year to assist only with training and equipping efforts, and will not be permitted to participate in military operations. However, that directive can easily be changed.

“If they want them for (military) operations, the brigade is our first sourcing solution because they’re prepared,” Gen. David Rodriguez, the head of U.S. Army Forces Command, told the Associated Press. “But that has to go back to the secretary of defense to get an execute order.”

The Defense Intelligence Agency is also placing a number of spies on the continent, according to officials.

“There are a lot of issues in Africa that are causing concern for the United States,” says Richard Downie, an Africa expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

“Particularly the spread of terrorism you have al-Qaida’s local franchise in Africa controlling two thirds of that country right now,” he says.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Why is the U.S. Deploying Troops to Over 30 African Countries?

  1. Ms. Miller December 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Terrorism may be part of the reason for sending so many troops to Africa. The radical groups like AL-QAEDA and others have been moving into many countries…trying to gain more power. Africa has long been rich in all sorts of minerals…gold, silver, etc. — and in oil, diamonds and other valuable commodities. If past history is any indication…there are rumors of fighting spreading around.

    One thing is for sure… they are not cutting the budget for sending troops around the world….like they want to do for poor folks, the elderly, students, etc. in the U.S.

    And there does not seem to be a big movement to bring jobs back here to the U.S.

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  2. Derrick December 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    This ain’t about terrorism!!! This is about CONTROL over Afrika’s resources…plain & simple. How, can you Trust a country, like amerikkka, to protect Afrika, when this country, and others are responsible for its downfall and decline.

    The unuted snakes of azzholes are deporting these troops to CONTROL Afrika because this continent is the richest continent in the world!!! These crackers know this, but negroids don’t want anything to do with Afrika, even though our ROOTS are there.

    These white boy’s are turning Afrikans aganist each other like they did during our forced enslavement. They are lying to one country in Afrika, while telling another country another LIE to turn them against one another!!!

    Do you think amerikkka loves those Black Afrikans? HE*LL NAW they don’t!!! How can they love and protect Afrika when they HATE our people, right here in amerikkka?

    The unuted snakes of azzholes are deported in over 130 countries around the world. This is white supremacy and world domination at its finest.

    My question to negroids is…why do they agree with amerikkka usurping, killing, maiming, and taking over other countries, but when these nations retaliate against amerikkka, negroids and caucasoids call them TERRORISTS!!! But, who are the real terrorist…caucasoids here in amerikkka!!!!

    Will you let somebody come in and take over your property without a fight? Of course not; therefore, why call these poor nations ‘terrorists’ when they are only DEFENDING their lands? How can this racist country (usa) claim to spread ‘democracy’ in other countries, but Blacks in this country still don’t have LIBERTY, FREEDOM, JUSTICE and EQUALITY ?

    Ukuthula (Peace)

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    • Ms. Miller December 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      There is nothing that AL-QAEDA and groups hooked up with them or like them… has done or stands for that impresses me at all…nor anything that benefits Black folks either. They mostly deal in killing innocent people. And that is not in line with their religion or any other legit faith. I don’t care what you want to call them…they are not helping anybody but themselves. They even bomb and shoot their own “Muslim people.”

      The TALIBAN treats women like old work horses…or worse. They don’t even want girls to go to school. SO GIVE ME A BREAK ON THAT NONSENSE about “how they are defending their people.”

      The continent of Africa has long been a source for valuable commodities…and thus it has become a place that many strange creatures have gone to rob. A good movie to see is BLOOD DIAMOND.

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  3. Elem December 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Black Americans are sleeping. You spend too much time trying to fit in, instead of soaking up as much education from your oppressors and returning home to do business.
    #leaving$onthetable

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  4. Hallie Selassie December 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    The only thing to be said is that in the 1960′s the late GREAT Malcolm X warned us AFRIKANS in AmeriKKKa that we need to protect what is naturally ours, and also go home and help our fellow brothers and sisters fight against this oppression over AFRIKA that Europeans are trying to put in place. The question now is when will we REALIZE? When will we as AFRIKANS stand up and fight for JUSTICE? As long as we continue to be immersed in Non-Sense surrounding celebrities and not wake up and smell the injustice this vicious cycle will replay itself over and over again!

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  5. Ms. Miller December 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

    It is best to find out the facts… one story about troops sent to Africa comes from the White House. They are helping to evacuate American citizens in war torn areas.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/29/central-african-republic-troops_n_2382538.html

    As for the other troops …before jumping to conclusions…we should find out. If we don’t like what is going on…then there is the option of protesting, calling your Senators, and other ways to object.

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