Plenty of people have asking; why are we now publicly announcing that U.S. troops are chasing the LRA and that we’re building airfields in Africa after years of Pentagon being very wary of too much publicity for its African ops? Could the Pentagon’s interests in Africa have grown beyond simply fighting Islamic terrorists to fighting destabilizing insurgencies across the continent? Or maybe these moves are meant to check increased Chinese influence on the continent? This is pure speculation, there could be a ton of answers to this question.
Monday, January 16, 2012
The US's expanding military role in Africa: