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U.S. Africa Command Trims Its Aspirations

African nations loath to host force; aid groups resisted military plan to take on relief work; no one consulted the Africans

By Karen DeYoung

Washington Post Staff Writer

The U.S. Africa Command, designed to boost America’s image and prevent terrorist inroads on the continent, has scaled back its ambitions after African governments refused to host it and aid groups protested plans to expand the military’s role in economic development in the region. Continue reading U.S. Africa Command Trims Its Aspirations