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U.S. Africa Command cleared the air about the nature of the operations currently taking place in Africa after activist David Hogg accused them of military imperialism on Tuesday.
Hogg, a survivor of last year’s high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., was responding to an article from Yahoo News detailing the 36 operations that are ongoing or have just been completed:
Alexa, what does US military imperialism look like? https://t.co/p0awbnnDgO
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 23, 2019
The article goes on to state the following:
“What’s most important to know is that our command is dedicated to assisting partner nations in their efforts to bring stability and security to their people. We view our mission through a whole-of-government lens, and strive to enable capable, responsive African governments that serve the interests of their citizenry,” Major Karl Wiest, a spokesperson for U.S. AFRICOM, told the Washington Examiner.
“U.S. Africa Command, with our partners, strengthens security forces, counters transnational threats, and conducts crisis response in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity,” he explained. “A recent, concrete example of our crisis response efforts is the humanitarian relief operations that our command supported recently in Mozambique.”
WyoGuard #Army National Guard Medical Detachment trained alongside their foreign ally counterparts Exercise African Lion in April. This annual exercise allows many allies from around the world to train together, which took place in #Tunisia & Morocco this year. @USAfricaCommand pic.twitter.com/OHBxIgrKEt
— Wyo. National Guard (@wyoguard) April 20, 2019
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) April 15, 2019
One in-active Marine hit back at Hogg’s accusation, writing, “I’m an ex-Marine 0311 Infantryman and I did a deployment to Spain, Italy and North Africa. All the US military is doing in the region is conducting operations against Al-Mulathameen, ISIS, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb and on and on. As well as training local military. Thats it.”
I’m an ex-Marine 0311 Infantryman and I did a deployment to Spain, Italy and North Africa. All the US military is doing in the region is conducting operations against Al-Mulathameen, ISIS, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb and on and on. As well as training local military. Thats it
— dlofts14 (@dlofts141) April 24, 2019
.@davidhogg111 accused the U.S. military of imperialism in Africa. So I asked @USAfricaCommand what they do in the region and let’s just say them killing ISIS and Al-Shabaab, along with providing humanitarian aid, shows they’re bad at being imperialists.https://t.co/YxQ8uxHgbd
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) April 24, 2019
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