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Nick Turse | Breaking the Camouflage Wall of Silence: When AFRICOM Evaluates Itself, the News Is Grim
What’s strange, however, is that none of this seems to have caused anyone in the national security state or the military to reconsider the last 15 years of military-first policies, of bombs dropped, troops dispatched, drones sent in, and what the results were across the Greater Middle East and now Africa. There is no serious recalibration, no real rethinking. The response to 15 years of striking failure in a vast region remains more of the same. State of failure indeed! –Tom
Turse: In 2013, the combined total of all U.S. activities on the continent reached 546, an average of more than one mission per day. Last year, that number leapt to 674. In other words, U.S. troops were carrying out almost two operations, exercises, or activities — from drone strikes to counterinsurgency instruction, intelligence gathering to marksmanship training — somewhere in Africa every day.
Bring Back Our Girls by Susu Jeffrey Bring Back Our Girls. Bring Back Our Girls since April 15th, 2014 it’s been months & months forever for teenage girls assembled for their final physics exam. Kidnapped in the middle of the night. Bring Back Our Girls. Bring back our 276 girl students or is it 329 […]
Who are ‘Boko Haram’, and what are they up to in Nigeria? BY 21WIRE SPECIAL REPORT 21st Century Wire MAY 11, 2014 Nigeria’s premier terror circus conveniently grabbed the headlines away from an embattled White House this week (simmering scandals, Behghazi, and IRS), just in the nick of time, pulling off the terror caper of the year. […]