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General Carter Ham
General Carter Ham, U.S. AFRICOM Commander, here visiting troops during one of his many trips to the continent, says AFRICOM's prime focus is on assisting African partners with their efforts to build their capacity to improve the development of their security and defense capabilities. According to Ham, the mission of U.S. Africa Command is to "advance the United States security interests in Africa, and we think we do that best by strengthening the defense capabilities of African countries so that they are increasingly capable of providing for their own defense and of contributing to regional security and stability."