Protect U.S. Security Interests

...by ensuring the safety of Americans from transnational threats emerging from Africa; and by strengthening the defense capabilities of African States and increase stability on the continent.  


Media Releases for Protect U.S. Security Interests

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
Soldiers Prepare to Support Evacuation Operations in Juba 12/26/2013
Soldiers Prepare to Support Evacuation Operations in Juba Soldiers of the East Africa Response Force, a Djibouti-based joint team, prepare to support evacuation operations in Juba, South Sudan. At the request of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Go to Album
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
Western Accord 13 Begins Command Post Exercise 7/1/2013
Western Accord 13 Begins Command Post Exercise Ghana Armed Forces along with U.S. Army Africa concluded week one of Western Accord 13 and began a command post exercise June 24 at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, Accra, Full Story
Nigerian Delegates Participate in AFRICOM Media Visit Program 1/30/2013
Nigerian Delegates Participate in AFRICOM Media Visit Program A delegation of 11 Nigerians, consisting of military members and members of the Nigerian media, visited the commands headquarters during a visit to U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany, January Go to Album
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
Collaborating Extremist Groups Worry AFRICOM Commander 12/4/2012
Extremist groups collaborating in Africa pose a threat beyond the region that extends to Europe and the United States, U.S. Africa Command's top military officer said here today.
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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
Going Farther by Going Together: Building Partner Capacity in Africa 11/27/2012
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Issue 67, 4th Quarter 2012, of the Joint Force Quarterly, a military journal published by the National Defense University for the Chairman of the Full Story
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