Africa engagements stress importance of security assistance

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Commanding General and its Regional Operations Director for U.S. Africa Command conducted engagements with Uganda and Kenya military officers, State Department officials and Defense Department representatives from the respective countries' Offices of Security Cooperation last month. 

Transcom Extends Security Cooperation Program to Pacific, Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 – Based on the proven value of international outreach in helping to create and maintain the Northern Distribution Network into Afghanistan, U.S. Transportation Command is initiating similar efforts with partners in the Asia-Pacific and African theaters.

Transcom introduced its Security Cooperation Program in 2008 to garner support for an alternative transportation network into Afghanistan, Mike Brogan, the command’s security cooperation manager, told American Forces Press Service.

Senior Official: Military Will Maintain Low-key Africa Presence

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 – U.S. military efforts in Africa will remain low-key and “small footprint,” and will be geared toward building relationships with African nations, a senior Defense Department official said yesterday at the Pentagon.

U.S. Africa Command is maturing and running a variety of exercises and operations with allies to continue the trend, the official said, speaking to reporters on background.

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