Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Precision and Purpose: Airpower in the Libyan Civil War

French Air Force Mirage 2000 jet fighter

Between March and October 2011, a coalition of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states and several partner nations waged a war against Muammar Qaddafi’s Libyan regime that stemmed and then reversed the tide of Libya’s civil war, preventing Qaddafi […]


U.S., Spain Agree to Make U.S. Crisis Force Deployment Permanent

U.S., Spain Agree to Make U.S. Crisis Force Deployment Permanent

U.S. and Spanish officials yesterday signed an amendment to the nations’ defense agreement that will change the deployment of the U.S. crisis response force at Moron Air Base from temporary to permanent, defense officials said today. In the State Department’s […]


Mali troops get reacquainted with lost north

Mali troops get reacquainted with lost north

For Malian troops making their first forays into the country’s north since jihadists took control, French military support provides reassurance at a time when they are strangers in their own back yard. Islamist militias linked to Al-Qaeda — some foreign […]


China willing to do more in Horn of Africa

China willing to do more in Horn of Africa

China is ready to make a greater contribution to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Beijing said Monday after Djibouti’s president told AFP negotiations over a Chinese military base were under way. “Maintenance of peace and stability in […]


China’s Expanding African Relations: Implications for U.S. National Security

China’s Expanding African Relations: Implications for U.S. National Security

China’s rapidly increasing involvement in Africa has fed fears of renewed geopolitical competition with the United States, but the reality is more complicated and nuanced, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Activities by China in Africa have increased dramatically […]


Nigerian Army Deploys Inkas Armored Vehicles

Inkas Armored Vehicle

The Nigerian Army stationed a new fleet of armored personnel carriers (APCs) supplied by Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing into service. Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing is a leading Canadian-based company that specializes in the production of security transportation solutions. The APCs […]


Egypt Strikes IS Group Targets in Libya

F-16D Egypt

Cairo has carried out air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Libya after the jihadists posted a video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. Egypt said a “tough intervention” was needed and with France called on the UN […]


Libya raids turn Egypt’s Sisi into key anti-IS ally

Egypt's Sisi

By targeting the Islamic State group with air strikes in Libya, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, having crushed Islamist opponents at home, has become a key ally of the West against jihadists, experts say. His warplanes bombed IS camps and […]


Pentagon: Drone Targets Senior Shebab Militant In Somalia

Pentagon: Drone Targets Senior Shebab Militant In Somalia

US drone aircraft targeted a senior figure in Somalia’s Shebab militia, the Pentagon said Tuesday, in the latest bid to take out leaders of the al-Qaida-linked group. US special operations forces “using unmanned aircraft and several Hellfire missiles” carried out […]


Spain negotiates permanent US Marines Africa force

Spain negotiates permanent US Marines Africa force

Spain said Friday it was starting negotiations with Washington to host a permanent US Marines intervention force for deployment on missions to Africa. The Spanish government said it was ready to permanently extend an agreement under which the force has […]


 
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