The Pentagon's plans for targeting terrorists in Africa

Jun 19, 2012 12:00 AM

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Amanda Dory announced the Pentagon's plans for targeting terrorists in Africa.
According to Dory, who was speaking at the National Defence University to representatives from 40 African nations, the Pentagon intends to aggressively target al-Shabab, the group that had until last year controlled Somalia; al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which has allied with Tuareg rebels to seize control of northern Mali; and Boko Haram, a violent Islamic group in Nigeria.

The Pentagon plans to use less military force in its approach, instead training and consulting with local armed forces, as it is doing with African Union peacekeepers in Somalia.
Dory said the Pentagon will share expertise about border, maritime, and cyber security with governments in Africa, as well as tips for following and disrupting funding for terrorists.

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