Katherine Zimmerman | RealClearWorld
Local conflicts and popular grievances create openings for the Salafi-jihadist movement to grow its influence. Working to resolve these conflicts will block its efforts to infiltrate communities. Reducing the movement’s ability to interact with populations is the only way to weaken it. America’s strategy must change to reflect this reality.
// Katie Bo Williams
From Ghana's capital, a new supply network will ferry supplies and arms to special forces troops across the region.
Understaffed AFRICOM CuttingHundreds More Troops
By Tara Copp, Military Times: “U.S. Africa Command has begun cutting up to 10 percent of its forces from the continent in response to U.S. security challenges elsewhere, the top U.S. commander for Africa told reporters at the Munich Security Conference."