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Vol 51 No 6

Published 19th March 2010

Military money

In budget-cutting Washington DC, European cooperation is welcome even if European budgets are a fraction of United States’ funds. The US government has cut its Africom budget to US$278 million this year, compared to $310 mn. in 2009. Africom has about 1,300 staff and oversees about 5% of US aid to Africa. Washington’s military operations in Africa remain tiny, less than 1% of its operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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