U.S. Special Operations Command Africa

Mission
Special Operations Command Africa leads, plans, coordinates and, as directed, executes the full spectrum of Special Operations in U.S. Africa Command's AOR as part of an integrated Theater Strategy to combat terrorism and advance U.S. Africa Command's strategic objectives.

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Media Releases for U.S. Special Operations Command Africa

Panetta Details Steps Needed to End al-Qaeda Threat 11/27/2012
For the United States and its allies, ending the al-Qaida threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners and continued U.S. involvement in regions of the world where Full Story
Going Farther by Going Together: Building Partner Capacity in Africa 11/27/2012
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Issue 67, 4th Quarter 2012, of the Joint Force Quarterly, a military journal published by the National Defense University for the Chairman of the Full Story
Panetta Details Steps Needed to End al-Qaeda Threat 11/21/2012
For the United States and its allies, ending the al-Qaida threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners and continued U.S. involvement in regions of the world where Full Story
Going Farther by Going Together: Building Partner Capacity in Africa 11/16/2012
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Issue 67, 4th Quarter 2012, of the Joint Force Quarterly, a military journal published by the National Defense University for the Chairman Full Story
Djibouti Navy Hosts Exercise Cutlass Express, East African Maritime Interdiction Exercise 11/12/2012
The Djibouti Navy welcomed seven other East Africa countries' naval forces to Djibouti City, Djibouti, to participate in the second annual Cutlass Express exercise held Nov. 1 to 8, 2012. Full Story
Official: DOD Seeks 'Small Footprint' in Africa 10/17/2012
For Djibouti, location is everything.

The small African nation hosts the one forward operating base the United States maintains on the African continent, and that is due to its unique Full Story
Letter to the Editor, TomDispatch - Response to "Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon's 'New Spice Route' in Africa" 7/27/2012
FROM: Colonel Tom Davis
Director, U.S. Africa Command Office of Public Affairs
Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany

TO: Mr. Tom Engelhardt, Editor

Dear Mr. Full Story
U.S., Botswana Special Forces Train Together 7/11/2012
A total of 60 Special Forces soldiers from the United States and Botswana came together for the first combined field training exercise in 10 years, June 1-25, 2012.
Full Story
Dagger Brigade to Align with AFRICOM in 2013 6/29/2012
As part of an effort to regionally align Army forces with specific unified combatant commands, or COCOMs, a brigade will begin serving in March 2013 as the go-to force for U.S. Africa Command, or Full Story
McHugh: U.S. Partnerships Crucial to Facing Future Challenges 6/28/2012
With more than 187,000 soldiers based in nearly 160 countries, the U.S. Army presence around the globe points to its commitment to strengthening relationships and assisting with building military Full Story
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