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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 service member wounded by car bomb and mortar attack in Somalia
'The U.S. service member is in stable condition and receiving treatment for injuries that are not assessed to be life-threatening.'
AFRICOM says Russia has deployed more fighter jets to Libya
The aircraft arrived from an airbase in Russia after transiting through Syria where they were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin, U.S. Africa Command said
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
AFRICOM commander reviewing security at all bases following deadly attack in Kenya
The head of U.S. Africa Command is looking at security at all bases hosting U.S. troops on the continent following a deadly Jan. 5 attack on a base at Manda Bay, Kenya, which killed Army Spc. Henry Mayfield Jr. and U.S. contractors Dustin Harrison and Bruce Triplett
Esper won’t rule out a troop drawdown in Africa as France urges the US to stay
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that U.S. strategic goals could include drawing down troops in Africa despite French pleas that American support is "critical" to countering the growing strength of terror groups in the region with links to the Islamic State and al Qaeda
Here’s how the deadly jihadist raid against US forces in Kenya went down
The Defense Department has remained relatively tight-lipped regarding the brazen Jan. 5 raid on a military base at Manda Bay, Kenya, but a new report from the New York Times provides a riveting tick-tock filled with new details about how the hours-long gunfight played out
‘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"
The US claims Russian air defenses shot down a drone over Libya’s capital
The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya's capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft's wreckage, U.S. Africa Command says
How Army PsyOps ended the reign of Joseph Kony in Africa
Watch how a psychological operations team helped end the war lord Joseph Kony's reign in Africa where he was kidnapping kids and forcing them to fight as child soldiers. They've been doing inception long before Leonardo DiCaprio made it cool.
US forces in Djibouti have accused nearby Chinese troops of harassing pilots and even trying to sneak into their base
Since the U.S. and Chinese militaries became neighbors in the small African country of Djibouti, they haven't been getting along very well
AFRICOM denies taking part in raid on al Qaeda site in Libya
The U.S. military denied on Thursday taking part in a raid on an al Qaeda site in the Libyan city of Ubari, contradicting a statement by a Libyan official.
One Major General Was The Fall Guy For The Niger Ambush. The Real Fault Lies Elsewhere
Major General Marcus Hicks, the senior officer reprimanded in connection with last year’s ambush in which four Army soldiers were...
Surprise! The Global War On Terror Is Secretly Expanding In Africa — Again
ISIS may be degraded beyond recognition in Iraq and Syria, but the Department of Defense is ramping up its fight against...
The Pentagon Wants To Pull Special Operations Forces Out Of Africa. That’s A Huge Mistake
The Department of Defense reportedly plans on reducing and assigning special operations forces (SOF) in Africa by the hundreds and...
Exclusive: 2 Marines Received Valor Awards For Secret Gunfight Against Al Qaeda In North Africa
Two members of Marine Special Operations Command received valor awards for their heroism during a gun battle last year with...
The Pentagon’s Quiet Drone War In Libya
Amid gradually escalating U.S. military involvement in countries like YemenandSomalia, a new analysis suggests that the Department of Defense has...
The US IS Turning Up The Heat On Jihadists In Libya
The U.S. conducted a precision airstrike against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Libya on June 13 near the...
1 US Operator Killed, Another 4 Troops Wounded In Somalia
One U.S. special operator was killed and another four service members were wounded on Friday during a mission in Somalia...
The Pentagon Just Hit Militants In Somalia With Its Deadliest Airstrike Yet
U.S. military personnel killed 27 Al-Shabab fighters in a lone airstrike in northwest Somalia on June 2, U.S. Africa Command announced...
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...
More US Troops In Niger Were Nearly Wiped Out During Ambush And Chaotic Rescue
The full transcript of a video shown to Congress about the Niger ambush that killed four soldiers last October makes...
Fallen Soldiers May Receive Valor Awards After Botched Niger Mission
Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran...
Military Leaders Sent Them On A Hasty, Ill-Planned Mission — And Are Now Blaming Them
The Pentagon has briefed reporters on its long-awaited investigation of the deadly Oct. 4, 2017 ambush in Niger, where four...