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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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African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance 2018 in Cameroon
African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) in Yaounde, Cameroon. Included 20 African Countries as well as US and French representatives. 16-22 June 2018.
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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."