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Vol 47 No 22

Published 3rd November 2006

Boots on the ground

The Pentagon wants to raise the cash for a unified Africa command to boost its counter-terror operations and energy security

The USA'S Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defence Department are working on proposals for a unified military command in Africa. US forces in Africa are at present under three different commands, none of them based in Africa itself. General Bantz J. Craddock, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on 19 September that the Pentagon has its plans for a new Africa command on a 'fast track'.

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