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Pentagon's Africa Command: Big Assistance with 'Small Footprint'

Africa Command (AFRICOM) is the newest geographic command in the U.S. military structure, and despite the vast size of the African continent, it is also the smallest military command.  It has only one base in Africa, and it is headquartered in Germany.  Still, the command carries out hundreds of operations per year aimed at making Africa a more stable place to live. AFRICOM was created less than a decade ago to better focus U.S. military engagement on the African...

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