This whole Africa engagement of Obama has had little reporting. Here is a bit of an update. Can you imagine if it was Bush? When is enough enough? Is the military a social service agency? Just what is the purpose would you explain that to me? For the start up of this, check out Obama’s secret war under the U.N. Of course it always starts out with “advisors” now doesn’t it.
Members of the public haven’t heard of PSD-10, but they may have heard of a decision Obama made on October 14, 2011, when he informed Congress that he had authorized “a small number of combat equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield.”
Army Times: A brigade of 3,000 US soldiers will be deployed to Africa to battle terrorism and hunger or whatever. I think this about sums it up.
“As far as our mission goes, it’s uncharted territory,” Hogg said from his headquarters in Vicenza, Italy
Though U.S. soldiers have operated in Africa for decades, including more than 1,200 soldiers currently stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the region in many ways remains the Army’s last frontier. What???
The Army Times reported:A brigade will deploy to Africa next year in a pilot program that assigns brigades on a rotational basis to regions around the globe, the Army announced in May.
Roughly 3,000 soldiers — and likely more — are expected to serve tours across the continent in 2013, training foreign militaries and aiding locals.
As part of a “regionally aligned force concept,” soldiers will live and work among Africans in safe communities approved by the U.S. government, said Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, head of U.S. Army Africa.
Tours could last a few weeks or months and include multiple missions at different locations, he said.
The Army has not announced which brigade would deploy or where the soldiers would come from.
As the Afghanistan war winds down, the new readiness model affords Army units more time to learn regional cultures and languages and train for specific threats and missions.
Africa, in particular, has emerged as a greater priority for the U.S. government because terrorist groups there have become an increasing threat to U.S. and regional security.
“As far as our mission goes, it’s uncharted territory,” Hogg said from his headquarters in Vicenza, Italy.
But “I’m not there to win their wars or settle their differences,” he added. Of course not, just our blood and treasure.
Instead, with more soldiers, U.S. Army Africa will continue to strengthen ties with regional militaries and governments by teaching military tactics, medicine and logistics, as well as combating famine, disease and terrorism in secure environments.
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June 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Good find Bunker.
I’m sure if an “R” were occupying the White House the American Left would be apoplectic over this. However, since a Democrat / Marxist is running the show, it’s all good.
June 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm
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June 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm
June 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Another great catch, Bunker. You are the only one reporting on our military activities in Africa. I love the point you make in your first paragraph: when did our military become a social services agency for the world? Hell, we won’t even protect our own borders. This is going to lead to no good. Thanks for keeping the rest of us informed.
June 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Thanks Jim. I sort of feel I am a voice in the wilderness. But hey, the pay grade is great!!
June 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm
Just want we DON’T need! More foreign entanglements!
June 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm
Amazing isnt it. Depressing is more like it. We have bases in 150 countries, this should about complete the world.
June 12, 2012 at 9:32 am
They told us they were going to do this back in 1962, with the State Dept 7727 memo. They would rather everyone with a gun be wearing a blue hat, but if having the American flag on your uniform makes us feel better about it, that’s ok. Here’s the bit I took away: “continue to strengthen ties with regional militaries and governments”. Regionalism is communism. A rose is a rose by any other name, etc. These countries and localities are never given a chance to get on their feet and exercise their own sovereignty, ever. That’s what Qaddafi was doing, building a system that did not include the banksters. You don’t get off their plantation boyeee. No sir.
This is (**^% insane. No one is guarding the castle back home. Maybe the Elite will ship in some of the foreign troops to shut us down in a dollar collapse situation. Maybe some of those troops have been on the business end of black ops in the past with an axe to grind.
You just assume that everybody running the show in the military is as patriotic as you are, but my research indicates that is not the case. They’re making big bucks on contracts and lining up lucrative jobs that their policies will set up for them.
June 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm
I keep posting away on Africa, but I never get much interest. What the heck, put it down for the History books that this is “our next frontier”.