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A Purple Heart reminds us that US troops are still fighting in Northern Africa
A soldier with the 20th Special Forces Group recently received the Purple Heart after being wounded in northwest Africa in January.
Three militants killed in New Year’s Day airstrikes on al-Shabaab compounds in Somalia
"We retain the means and the will to strike the al-Shabaab terrorist network when necessary."
US troops leaving Somalia for elsewhere in East Africa, AFRICOM chief says
“To be clear, the U.S. is not withdrawing or disengaging from East Africa."
US accuses Russian-backed mercenaries of mining Libya in violation of UN arms embargo
“The Russian-state sponsored Wagner Group is demonstrating a total disregard for the safety and security of Libyans."
The surge nobody’s talking about: the US war in Somalia
"Despite continued U.S. airstrikes in Somalia ... al Shabab appears to be a growing threat."
AFRICOM identifies senior al-Shabaab leader killed in February airstrike
AFRICOM claims that the al-Shabaab leader they killed in an airstrike last month was likely Bashir Mohamed Mahamoud, who may have played a role in the deadly Manda Bay attack.
AFRICOM claims it killed leader of deadly raid on US forces in Kenya
The U.S. military in Africa claims it killed a senior leader of al-Shabaab in an airstrike on Saturday, nearly two months after an attack in Manda Bay, Kenya that left one U.S. soldier and two American contractors dead
US and partner forces kick off annual exercise to better counter violent extremism in Africa
Forces from over 30 countries plan to participate.
SecDef Esper says he’s trying to ‘right-size’ military forces to counter China
"Everybody always assumes that when we talk reviews, it means reduction. Not necessarily," Esper said.
This photo sure makes it look like the US Army is part of the Rebel Alliance
In a Galaxy — err, I mean, on a military base far, far away...
‘Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated’ — Army general says he’s still alive after terror attack in Kenya
"This is yet another example of the lies, propaganda and fake news coming from al-Shabaab and other malign actors such as Iran and its proxies"
US sends rapid deployment force to Kenya after military base attack kills 3
AFRICOM said it did not suspect the Sunday attack was linked to Iranian retaliation
Militant group attacks military base used by US and Kenyan forces
Less than 150 U.S. personnel were at the base at the time of the attack.
US troops temporarily leave Libya as security deteriorates
It's unclear where they're relocating.
African paratroopers can’t jump good
There's a video going around purportedly of soldiers in an unnamed African country jumping out the back of an aircraft, and unfortunately they can't jump good.
How to build foreign militaries when the local government is terrible
If one accepts that the American military is the most powerful armed force in human history, why does it have a mixed record when it comes to building up foreign armies in weak states?
21 US Military Operation Names In Africa, Ranked
Vice News has obtained a list of at least 21 named U.S. military operations that have taken place or are...
Congress To Pentagon: Hey Guys, Tell Us WTF You Are Doing
Buried deep inside Congress' recently published report on this year's National Defense Authorization Act, there's an interesting section, in dense legalese,...
Ebola is Back — And The US Military May Not Be Able To Help This Time
As of May 24th, four cases of Ebolas’s Zaire strain have been confirmed in the city of Mbandaka in the...
5 Months After A Deadly Mission, Troops In Niger Are Finally Getting Danger Pay
In recognition of their dangerous mission, U.S. troops in Niger will now receive up to $225 a month in “imminent...
The Pentagon Says Everyone Who Watches Or Just Mentions A Disturbing Video Is Helping ISIS
The Pentagon is refusing to confirm whether a disturbing video released by the Islamic State actually shows the Oct. 4...
Command Failures Led to Niger Ambush, Explosive Report Shows
Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran...
ISIS, Routed In Iraq And Syria, Is Quietly Gaining Strength In Africa
An ISIS affiliate operating under the radar in western Africa now poses a more significant threat to the region than...
The Pentagon Is Investigating Images That Allegedly Show US Soldiers Targeted In Niger Ambush
The U.S. military is investigating a set of images that claim to show a dead service member targeted in an...