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US military carries out second strike in Somalia this week

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The US military said it carried out an airstrike on Friday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, in the second such action this week. The...

US ups security in Kenya

The US military deployed additional forces to Kenya on Monday to bolster security at a key airfield after an attack by al Shabaab militants...

Year in Review – AFRICOM’s top stories in 2016

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Stories from 2016 show that the US military's Africa Command (Africom) exercises demonstrated readiness, its programs and engagements nurtured partnerships, and its operations...

US air strikes pound Sirte to oust IS militants

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US aircraft hit Islamic State targets with more 30 strikes over the last three days on the Libyan city of Sirte as...

US military strikes against Somalia’s al Shabaab

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The US military conducted two strikes in southern Somalia early this week that killed four al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants involved in...

Technology gap closing, top us military acquisitions official warns

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The technological dominance enjoyed by the U.S. military force that fought the first Gulf War a quarter century ago is threatened today,...

U.S. military specialists in Liberia to conduct Ebola testing – general

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About two dozen U.S. military specialists in Liberia might test laboratory samples for Ebola, but most of the Pentagon's personnel deployed there...

U.S. airlift support to bolster African hunt for violent warlord

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The U.S. military is deploying four tilt-rotor transport planes to Uganda in response to African Union requests for airlift support in the...

U.S. carries out air strike in Somalia targeting militant suspect

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The U.S. military carried out a missile strike in Somalia on Sunday targeting a suspected militant leader with ties to al Qaeda...

U.S. starts flying Rwandan forces into Central African Republic

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The U.S. military on Thursday flew a first detachment of Rwandan soldiers into the Central African Republic to bolster African Union peacekeeping...

U.S. to airlift Rwandan forces into Central African Republic

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The U.S. military will soon begin flying Rwandan troops into the Central African Republic, possibly starting on Thursday, in its second such...

U.S. military working on plan to train thousands of Libyans

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The U.S. military is working on plans to train 5,000 to 7,000 members of the Libyan security forces and also special operations...

U.S. military faces Africa cuts, sees Somalia, Mali successes

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U.S. military forces in Africa may lose well over a tenth - or some $40 million - from their 2014 budget, the...

Evergreen Helicopters wins Special Operations Command Africa contract

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The United States military has contracted Evergreen Helicopters, a subsidiary of Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, to provide a mixed fleet of fixed and...

US halts drone flights from Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti

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The US military has stopped flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from its main African base in Djibouti after a string of crashes,...

US military better prepared for cyber warfare – General

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The US military now has a legal framework to cover offensive operations in cyberspace, said the commander of the US Strategic Command,...

Arms deal for Bahrain hinges on human rights report

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The future of US military support for Bahrain, starting with a US$53 million (33 million pounds) arms deal now on the line,...

Obama boosts US military in Australia, reassures

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US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard unveiled plans to deepen the US military presence in the Asia-Pacific, with...

National Security Agency helps US banks battle hackers

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The National Security Agency, a secretive arm of the US military, has begun providing Wall Street banks with intelligence on foreign hackers,...

Sparks fly as US, Pakistan spar over Afghan bloodshed

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The top US military officer accused Pakistani intelligence of backing violence against US targets including the American Embassy in Afghanistan, a stunning...

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