US Noncommittal on Keeping Troops in Africa
|01/28/2020||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The United States is refusing to rule out shrinking the size of its military presence in Africa despite warnings that without Washington’s help, critical counterterror efforts could fall apart.
French Defense Minister Florence Parly delivered the latest plea for continued U.S. involvement in the counterterror fight Monday during talks with top U.S. military officials at the Pentagon.
But following the meeting, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Washington had to take into account other urgent priorities.
“We are focused on great power competition, first with China, then Russia,” Esper told reporters. “My aim is to adjust our [military] footprint in many places. No read more >>>