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The US military moves deeper into Africa

America’s war-fighting footprint in Africa: Secret U.S. military documents reveal a constellation of American military bases across that continent | NICK TURSE*

General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy.  3,075 more words

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"AFRICOM Spearheads Escalation Of US "Scramble For Africa"" Which We Should Not Aid And Abet

*edit, April 25, 2017 – This post was in my Disappeared category until today. The moderator has informed me that he isn’t in the habit of casually disappearing comments and didn’t think he had disappeared mine. 749 more words


Commandos Without Borders: America’s Elite Troops Partner with African Forces but Pursue U.S. Aims

Al-Qaeda doesn’t care about borders. Neither does the Islamic State or Boko Haram. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc thinks the same way.

“[T]errorists, criminals, and non-state actors aren’t bound by arbitrary borders,” the commander of Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) … 2,378 more words


Nick Turse | Pentagon video warns of "unavoidable" dystopian future for world's biggest cities

The video is nothing if not an instant dystopian classic: melancholy music, an ominous voiceover, and cascading images of sprawling slums and urban conflict.   

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State of (Military) Failure

Tom Engelhardt

Reposted from TomDispatch.com and used by permission.

Someday, someone will write a history of the U.S. national security state in the twenty-first century and, if the first decade and a half are any yardstick, it will be called something like  519 more words

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US empire of African bases

Does eleven plus one equal sixty? AFRICOM’s new math, the U.S. base bonanza, and “scarier” times ahead in Africa | NICK TURSE  3,897 more words

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