Adam Taylor and Laris Karklis/The Washington Post
Military.com/Stars and Stripes: US Special Ops General Sees Decades-Long Struggle in Africa
The U.S. military faces a two-decade struggle to help bring stability to Africa, where the lack of an overall government strategy is complicating operations, according to the general in charge of special operations on the continent.
"[T]here are too many conflicting perspectives when it comes to what the [U.S. government] policy should be for Africa," U.S. Special Operations Command Africa's Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc said in a recent article. "The problems in Africa defy solution within a single fiscal year, or the two- to four-year tour of a Geographic Combatant Command commander."
Bolduc, writing in the Sunday issue of the online Small Wars Journal in an essay titled "The Gray Zone in Africa," said it will take "at least a generation for a policy to become effective."
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WNU Editor: Sadly .... this assessment is probably accurate. This blog covers wars and conflicts .... and even I have lost count on all of the wars and conflicts that are now being waged in Africa.
Update: The above map does not include contractors, the CIA, etc..