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September 13, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Risks of Reducing U.S. Special Operations in Africa

The Pentagon plans to withdraw its special operations forces in Africa, but major cutbacks could threaten recent efforts to counter terrorism threats across the region.

Chadian soldiers take a break during Operation Flintlock, U.S.-led military exercises, in Diffa, Niger.

September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force Birthday 2018

September 17, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 8–14

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between September 8 to September 14.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

September 13, 2018

Military Operations
CFR Welcomes Visiting Fellows

September 11, 2018—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes the 2018–19 visiting fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspe…

September 10, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 1–7

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between September 1 to September 7.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

September 5, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 25–31

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between August 25 and August 31.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

August 29, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 18–24

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between August 18 and August 24.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

August 20, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 11 – August 17

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between August 11 and August 17.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

August 13, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 4–August 10

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between August 4 and August 10.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

August 8, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Battle With Boko Haram

Boko Haram, known for mass kidnappings, bombings, and other acts of terrorism, remains an enduring threat to northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.

A girl watches other children on a merry-go-round in an abandoned amusement park in Maiduguri, Nigeria.