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Newsweek: The Next Battlefront

Author: Scott S. Johnson
September 17, 2007

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The United States is planning a new strategic command to take the global War on Terror to the Horn of Africa.

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America is quietly expanding its fight against terror on the African front. Two years ago the United States set up the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership with nine countries in Central and Western Africa. There is no permanent presence, but the hope is to generate support and suppress radicalism by both sharing U.S. weapons and tactics with friendly regimes and winning friends through a vast humanitarian program assembled by USAID, including well-building and vocational training.

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