Violence and terrorist activities have continued to rise in the Sahel region since an ambush in Niger two years ago that killed four U.S. Special Forces troops and more Nigerian soldiers. The Trump administration has announced plans to ramp up counterterrorism endeavors in the African region as a response. Increased security, intelligence, and U.S. presence will continue in the wake of more extremist groups on the rise. Africa Command has also announced the completion of a crucial drone base in Agadez, Nigeria.
The Crossroads of Special Operations