Deter and Defeat Transnational Threats

...by engaging with military partners to deter al-Qa'ida and other extremist organizations, deny them safe haven, and disrupt their destabilizing activities.


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U.S., Burundian Military Choose to go Far Together 12/26/2013
U.S., Burundian Military Choose to go Far Together With its continued efforts to build the capacity of its partner nations, U.S. Army Africa planners recently coordinated the deployment of a Burundian Light Infantry Battalion of 850 Soldiers and Full Story
U.S. Supports Peacekeeping Efforts in Central African Republic 12/12/2013
U.S. Supports Peacekeeping Efforts in Central African Republic Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and a small command and support team are on the ground in Uganda, preparing to conduct airlift operations in support of ongoing peacekeeping Full Story
Panetta: U.S. Support to French in Mali Aimed at al-Qaida 1/14/2013
SECDEF Panetta U.S. and French defense leaders are hammering out details of intelligence, logistics and airlift assistance the United States will provide to French forces in Mali, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Full Story
TRANSCRIPT: General Ham Discusses U.S. AFRICOM objectives and Africa security issues at Brown University 12/19/2012
The U.S. military is not an independent actor in Africa, and its efforts support larger U.S. government objectives and shared security interests with African partners, according to General Carter Full Story
Panetta Details Steps Needed to End al-Qaeda Threat 11/27/2012
For the United States and its allies, ending the al-Qaida threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners and continued U.S. involvement in regions of the world where Full Story
Panetta Details Steps Needed to End al-Qaeda Threat 11/21/2012
For the United States and its allies, ending the al-Qaida threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners and continued U.S. involvement in regions of the world where Full Story
Defenders Protect Sea Vessels in Port 10/19/2012
U.S. AFRICOM Photo "Be advised we've got two contacts inbound," said U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Ronga, the Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3, or MSRON 3, alpha team patrol leader, as he Full Story
State's Carson Says U.S. Supports a "Stable, Prosperous" Nigeria 7/12/2012
Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson affirmed the United States' support for "a stable and prosperous Nigeria" while acknowledging significant remaining challenges to its peace Full Story
U.S. Moves Against Sources of Violence, Instability in Somalia 7/6/2012
The United States has sanctioned six individuals based in Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea for their actions in support of the terrorist group al-Shabaab, which foments violence and instability in Full Story
Signs of Military Professionalism, Cooperation on Rise in Africa 6/27/2012
Dotting the African continent are promising examples of the capable, professional military forces U.S. Africa Command is working to promote.
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