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France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

French Army operations in Mali (Operation Serval) in 2013 provide a model for designing and operating an expeditionary force, one that has a number of attributes and competencies that United States Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno has indicated […]


Libya militia stole US weapons in raid: report

Libya militia stole US weapons in raid: report

Militia fighters stole hundreds of American-supplied automatic weapons and other equipment in a raid on a Libyan base where the US was training local forces, bringing an abrupt end to the secretive program, a report said Tuesday. Elite US troops […]


France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

France has delayed plans to pull troops out of its former colony Mali after a fresh bout of clashes in a key town. France said earlier this month it was ending its “frontal war phase” in Mali after sending troops […]


Rheinmetall to Modernize South Africa’s Air Defense

Rheinmetall to Modernize South Africa’s Air Defense

Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf has just booked another important order in the field of military air defence. The Republic of South Africa has decided to embark on a thoroughgoing modernization of its existing air defence systems. The contract was signed […]


For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

The US military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general said Thursday. Only seven percent of the military’s requirements for reconnaissance and surveillance […]


Africa engagements stress importance of security assistance

Africa engagements stress importance of security assistance

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Commanding General and its Regional Operations Director for U.S. Africa Command conducted engagements with Uganda and Kenya military officers, State Department officials and Defense Department representatives from the respective countries’ Offices of Security Cooperation […]


East Africa Response force deploys for 1st time

East Africa Response force deploys for 1st time

Four days after their official transfer of authority ceremony, U.S. Army Soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s East Africa Response Force deployed for the first time since being established earlier this year. The Soldiers loaded onto a U.S. […]


Ground Fire Injures 4 US Troops in South Sudan

Ground Fire Injures 4 US Troops in South Sudan

WASHINGTON: Four U.S. service members were injured today when their aircraft came under ground fire in South Sudan during a mission to evacuate American citizens in Bor, according to a statement issued by U.S. Africa Command. The updated Africom statement […]


US military to fly African Union troops to Central Africa: officials

US military to fly African Union troops to Central Africa: officials

The US military will help fly African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as part of a French-led effort to restore security there, US officials said Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in Qatar on a tour of the […]


 
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