31 Jul '18, 3pm

You may not be interested in Africa, but Africa is interested in you.

You may not be interested in Africa, but Africa is interested in you.

While the review was reportedly ordered this spring and troop reductions may be coming, there is no evidence yet ... In fact, the number of commandos operating on the continent has barely budged since 2017. ... According to figures provided to The Intercept by U.S. Special Operations Command, 16.5 percent of commandos overseas are deployed in Africa. This is about the same percentage of special operators sent to the continent in 2017 and represents a major increase over deployments during the first decade of the post-9/11 war on terror. In 2006, for example, just 1 percent of all U.S. commandos deployed overseas were in Africa – fewer than in the Middle East, the Pacific, Europe, or Latin America. By 2010, the number had risen only slightly, to 3 percent. Today, more U.S. commandos are deployed to Africa than to any other region of the world except the Middle East. Back in...

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