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"The Pentagon Wants To Pull Special Operations Forces Out Of #Africa. That’s A Huge Mistake." By former commander of SOCAFRICA @GenDonBolduc. Via @SOFNewsUpdate taskandpurpose.com/special-operat…
During his 4 years at @USAfricaCommand, SOCAFRICA conducted special operations activities in 28 countries through 96 mission sets, supporting 886 tasks, & 7 named operations as a component of #AFRICOM.
From 2013-2017, SOCAFRICA’s primary focus was on helping US partners to contain, disrupt, degrade and neutralize Violent Extremist Organizations.
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US prepares to reduce troops and shed missions in #Africa nyti.ms/2n11gVo The drawdown in Africa, Gen Waldhauser said, will include the departure of hundreds of Special Operations troops and their support forces.
It will begin in #Cameroon “where American war planners believe their efforts to train that country’s special operations forces have been largely successful” (!!!!!!!!) US has 300 troops in #Cameroon a country whose army has been systematically involved in human rights violations
@amnesty and @ForensicArchi have uncovered the presence of US military personnel in #Cameroon army base known as #Salak where hundreds of #BokoHaram suspects have been routinely held incommunicado and tortured. See here: amnesty.org/en/documents/a… and forensic-architecture.org/case/cameroon/
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