As I related to Jack a while ago….
The US Special Ops people are slowing their roll in the Middle East…
(They are STILL operating their, and US Combat Posts are ATILL in the Afghan country sides)
They are INCREASING their operations in Africa…
The next frontier for chansing down Al Qaeda….
While the Special Ops command just got a NO on growing TOO BIG on the continent….
They nevertheless have been increasing their numbers there…
About a dozen air bases have been established in Africa since 2007, according to a former senior U.S. commander involved in setting up the network. Most are small operations run out of secluded hangars at African military bases or civilian airports.
The nature and extent of the missions, as well as many of the bases being used, have not been previously reported but are partially documented in public Defense Department contracts. The operations have intensified in recent months, part of a growing shadow war against al-Qaeda affiliates and other militant groups. The surveillance is overseen by U.S. Special Operations forces but relies heavily on private military contractors and support from African troops.
The surveillance underscores how Special Operations forces, which have played an outsize role in the Obama administration’s national security strategy, are working clandestinely all over the globe, not just in war zones…..Share on Facebook