Gen. Townsend visits East Africa and Angola to advance mutual security interests
The trip provided U.S. Africa Command leaders the opportunity to meet with civilian and military leaders in each nation to underscore the importance of partnership to confronting regional threats and achieving shared security goals.
Department of State and Defense officials meet for 2022 East African Security Forum
Maj. Gen. William Zana, commander, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, hosted the forum, which provided a face-to-face platform for representatives with the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, U,S. Agency for International Development, and National Security Council. The discussions ranged from overarching long-term strategy to specific security threats in the region.
State Partnership Program critical to security cooperation in 93 countries
What began with 13 partnerships in 1993 is now up to 87 partnerships with 93 countries (as of April 12, 2022), the SPP is guided by foreign policy goals to support combatant commanders and chiefs of mission.
Justified Accord hones peacekeeping operations for over 20 countries
The exercise, with participation from more than 800 personnel from the U.S. joint force, interagencies, African Union and NATO, focused on training to enhance peacekeeping operations in the region from Feb. 28 to March 18, 2022.