According to the magazine Vice, US troops are now conducting 3.500 exerises and military engagements throughout Africa per year, an average of 10 per day, which is an astounding 1,900% increase since the AFRICOM command rolled out 10 years ago.
Many activities described as “advise and assist” are actually indistinguishable from combat by any basic definition. The US troops are deployed throughout the continent spread across 53 countries. There are 54 countries on the “Dark Continent.
Around 200,000 US troops are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world. Those armed forces utilize several hundred military installations. Africa is no exemption.
More than 4,000 of the 7.500 soldiers or as some may call, professional assassins, have converged on East Africa. The US troop count in Somalia doubled last year.
Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and other special ops are currently conducting nearly 100 missions across 20 African countries at any given time, waging secret limited sale operations in order to safeguard lucrative corporate mining projects.
When AFRICOM was created there were no plans to establish bases or put boots on the ground. Today, a network of small military staging bases or have popped up.
“There are @ least 50 US military bases in Africa” The US troops in harm’s way are located in Algeria, Burundi, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan Tunisia, and Uganda.
The US military foothold in Africa is strong. It’s almost ubiquitous. The USA is building a vast military infrastructure for a large-scale ground war on the continent.
Mint Press / ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.