The U.S. has over 6,000 military personnel operating in 53 countries in Africa.
On October 23, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, his first since taking office as Washington’s top diplomat.
With the large-scale military campaign against the so-called Islamic State now over in Iraq, policy-makers have turned their attention to the deeper divisions within the region that helped fuel the terrorist group’s rise
On October 17, Andrew Parker, Director-General of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5, stated publicly that the terror threat inside Britain was ‘at the highest tempo’ he had seen in his 34-year career.
The October 14 Mogadishu truck bombing that killed at least 320 people and wounded hundreds more was the worst terrorist attack in Somalia’s history — and a horrific reminder that progress and stability remain fleeting goals in that war-torn country.