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AFRICOM set to open second drone base in Niger

Source: Washington Post The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. After months of...

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Trans-Sahel ‘new frontier’ in global counter-terrorism operations

Source: Defence Web The Sahel-Sahara region is the ‘new frontier’ in global counter-terrorism operations, prompting major transitions in US and French military positioning, according to a new report.Commissioned by the Remote Control Project,...

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Africanistan -The New Scramble for Africa

Source: Al Jazeera Youtube Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa’s natural resources and its growing consumer class....

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Djibouti: Obama tactics and American Strategical Military Bases in Africa

Source: Geeska Afrika Public diplomacy and regional strategic partnership news, edited by Nur Kafi, Managing Editor and Publisher. The security situation in Sub-Sahara Africa is as volatile and tenuous; militia groups and militants...

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Special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have been dispatched to Libya’s south

Source: Al Arabiya Special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have been dispatched to Libya’s south to target terrorist networks,The Times newspaper reported Friday. The U.K. daily quoted Olivier Guitta, director of research at...

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THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

Source: Diplomatic Courier The economic growth of a nation, under certain conditions, can lead to a simultaneously expansionist foreign policy designed to ensure the establishment of its commercial and military influence in strategic...

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Africa: Laboratory and Battleground for Pentagon’s 21st Century Warfare

Source: Ria Novosti Rick Rozoff - For the United States in the second decade of the 21st century war is being conducted in as risk-free a manner as practicable. In place of large contingents...

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MAP: AFRICOM currently has boots on the ground in these African countries

                    Editor’s Note: U.S. Predator Drone Team likely to be deployed to an established French Air Base operating from  N’Djamena International Airport , Chad.  ...

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Niger is the New Hub for American Ops in North, West Africa

              Source: Offiziere Last February, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he was sending military personnel and drones to Niger. The American effort in the West African nation is now rapidly becoming...

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The discovery of covert war

Source: ilmanifesto.it Via: Blacklisted News The Art of War. The “Vision 2020″ of U.S. special forces, it provides “the construction of a global network of special operations forces’ including those of allied countries, including Italy. Washington...

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French Operations in Africa: Lessons for Future Leaders

Source: MCA Marines Abstract As the Marine Corps builds up the Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response (MAGTF –CR) under Marine Forces Africa (MARFORAF), there are valuable lessons to be learned...

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Africa: Militarised Humanitarianism in Africa

            Source: All Africa Washington — As the world remains transfixed by the kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian girls, there have been increasing calls for international intervention in...

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AFRICOM Not Sharing Intelligence Data With Nigeria Security Forces

Editor’s Note: The entire kidnapping/terrorists  is nothing more than farce put forth buy the media and military. This is nothing more than a joint U.S. and Nigerian Corporate/military strategic move to position themselves...

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Analysis: How the UK connects to the US global drone network

            Source: Computer Weekly A Computer Weekly investigation subsequently established that the UK plays a crucial role in supporting the US military network by providing part of the core...

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AFRICOM seeking military contractor for search and rescue operations

            Source: FedBizOpps AFRICOM is seeking a military contractor to conduct search and rescue operations using rotor and fixed wing aircraft for transport, insertion and extractions of personal...

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DoD quietly expanding AFRICOM missions

Source: Marine Corps Times Just five years ago, the Pentagon considered Africa such a strategic backwater that the global map of combatant commands carved the massive continent into two chunks and placed most...

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Why the Sudden Rush Into Africa? It’s the Oil

          Source: The Root Kenya, Libya Uganda and Nigeria are thousands of miles removed from that toilet of European tension known as Ukraine, but as drama unfolds in Eastern...

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