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Global Partnership Works to Increase African Maritime Safety
In addition to being in western and central Africa, Global Maritime Partnership has started to engage eastern and southern Africa, as well. <br /> <br />&#34;We&#39;re not quite to the stage of ... the Africa Partnership Station approach there
In addition to being in western and central Africa, Global Maritime Partnership has started to engage eastern and southern Africa, as well. "We're not quite to the stage of ... the Africa Partnership Station approach there yet," Nowell said. "Some of that is just the maturity of the engagement, and some, frankly, is also the issue of resources. Right now it's West and Central Africa, and then as additional assets become available, we will continue the engagement on a more limited basis off East and South Africa." While APS hasn't moved to the inland countries yet, Nowell said, U.S. Army and Marine Corps involvement could lead to that. "The Army expressed interest, and we will probably have Marines on board [the USS Nashville] do some training," he said. "So while we're not necessarily doing that with the inland countries right now, that doesn't mean you couldn't." A transcript of Nowell's roundtable is posted at http://www.africom.mil/getArticle.asp?art=1760. (Navy Seaman William Selby works in the New Media branch of the Defense Media Activity.)
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