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Through multinational exercises and military-to-military engagements, U.S. Africa Command strengthens relationships with African partner nations to help build the defense capability and capacity of their security forces.

U.S. Africa Command embraces a holistic approach to security challenges by working closely with U.S. Government interagency counterparts and partner nation militaries from around the world.

Along with regional partners, U.S. Africa command conducts military operations to disrupt, degrade and neutralize violent extremist organizations that present a transnational threat.

Operations set conditions for continued partnering to help African partner nations build the capacity they need to secure the region.

U.S. Africa Command stands ready to protect U.S. personnel and facilities within the region.

By forging relationships with regional partners, U.S. Africa Command ensures U.S. and partner nation security forces will have what they need, where and when they need it to respond to crisis.

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Dr. Paul D. Williams, Elliot School of International Affairs, speaks about war & conflict in Africa
Dr. Paul Williams, Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies Program, Elliot School of International Affairs, Washington, D.C., shares his research and thoughts with U.S. Africa Command, regarding the increase of war and conflict on the African continent, since the end of the Cold War, from the early 1990s to present-day.
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U.S. Africa Command - with partners - disrupts and neutralizes transnational threats, protects U.S. personnel and facilities, prevents and mitigates conflict, and builds African partner defense capability and capacity in order to promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."