Security

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger on Monday proposed setting up a multinational west African force to fight terrorism.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In Nigeria, billions of dollars each year flow illegally from public coffers into private hands. Nigeria’s kleptocracy undermines the regime’s ability to combat Boko Haram, a deadly terrorist movement that has displaced two million people in the country’s war-ravaged northeast.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser took command Monday of U.S. military missions in Africa, where a volatile mix of insurgencies and fragile states poses challenges for a growing U.S. military mission on the continent.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Chinese military involvement in Africa has undergone a rapid shift since 2012, a trend that is likely to continue and see China take a more active security role on the continent.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Egyptians watched raptly over the weekend as military forces moved to unseat a democratically elected Islamist president in Turkey, reminding many of a similar move by the Egyptian military three years ago.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2017, keeping an authorized troop ceiling of 10,750 military personnel intact and providing time for the mission to assess the post-transition process in the country.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
U.S. Africa Command has dispatched 40 troops to protect U.S. diplomatic personnel in Juba, capital of South Sudan, where the German air force has also deployed to assist in an international evacuation prompted by a recent wave of violence.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it. Not so with the global arms trade. It’s good for one or two stories a year in the mainstream media, usually when the annual statistics on the state of the business come out.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador is the most violent peacetime nation in the world, seemingly stuck in a perpetual cycle of gang hostilities and truculent police behavior. A new security approach could quell inflamed tensions, and just might lower the country's elevated homicide rate -- for good this time.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:59
Earlier in June, U.S. Army Colonel Jonathon R. Moelter, chief of U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Communications Systems Directorate (J-6) and co-chairman to the U.S.-Colombia Command, Control, and Interoperability Board (CCIB), led a 13-member U.S. delegation to Bogota, Colombia and the first ever U.S.-Colombia CCIB.

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