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AFRICOM’s New Math, the U.S. Base Bonanza and ‘Scarier’ Times Ahead in Africa

In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent,” a scramble has come and gone. Look hard enough and you’ll find the results of that effort: a network of bases, compounds and other sites whose sum total exceeds the number of nations on the continent.

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 READ MORE



The Secret to Winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Keep the U.S. Military Out

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize went to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy ... in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011”—the opposite of what the U.S. did.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 READ MORE



U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa

For years, the U.S. military has publicly insisted that its efforts in Africa are small scale. A U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) spokesman once expressed worry that tabulating the command’s deployments would offer a “skewed image” of U.S. efforts there. It turns out that the numbers do just the opposite.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 READ MORE


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