US Secret Wars in Africa Rage on, Despite Talk of Downsizing

Nick Turse Last October, four U.S. soldiers – including two commandos – were killed in an ambush in Niger. Since then, talk of U.S. special operations in Africa has centered on missions being curtailed and troop levels cut. Press accounts have suggested that the number of special operators on the front lines has been reduced,…

Pentagon Drone Bases in Niger Expand Imperial War of Terror

Rebecca Gordon They are like the camel’s nose, lifting a corner of the tent. Don’t be fooled, though. It won’t take long until the whole animal is sitting inside, sipping your tea and eating your sweets. In countries around the world — in the Middle East, Asia Minor, Central Asia, Africa, even the Philippines —…

US Military Base in Ghana Sparks Nation Wide Protests

DIONNE SEARCEY, ERIC SCHMITT DAKAR, Senegal — Thousands of Ghanaians rallied in the streets of their capital on Wednesday to protest a deal that would give the United States military an expanded role in Ghana. As part of the agreement struck last week, the United States would invest about $20 million in equipment and training…