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Pulling troops out of Africa could mean another endless war | War on the Rocks
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrea Rumple

Pulling troops out of Africa could mean another endless war | War on the Rocks

The defense secretary has mentioned wanting to reduce the U.S. military footprint in Africa in order to focus efforts on Russia and China. However, this is coming right as there has been a resurgence of Islamic militants and attacks. Many officials are concerned that if we leave Africa now, things will only get worse and cause another endless war on terror. Both the Democratic chair and the Republican ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee have wrote to Esper and stated “a decrease in our investment now may result in the need for the United States to reinvest at many more times the cost down the road.” Other House members also agreed that pulling out of Africa would be a shortsighted move with deep consequences to follow.

Source: https://warontherocks.com/2020/05/pulling-troops-out-of-africa-could-mean-another-endless-war/

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