Posts Tagged ‘AFRICOM’

Stand Strong With Africa: Moving AFRICOM to Morocco would show our recommitment to stabilizing the region | U.S. News & World Report

A national security affairs expert at the American Foreign Policy Council suggests that the US move it’s AFRICOM headquarters from Germany to Morocco: The security situation in North Africa is growing increasingly dire, with destabilized countries and growing terrorist groups. Meanwhile, the U.S. combatant command for the region has been stuck in Germany for eight years. It is time to make another attempt to find a host country in Africa, ...

Former AFRICOM Commander Lauds Morocco’s Counterterrorism Efforts | MAP

Former head of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) calls Morocco’s counterterrorism strategy “an authentic approach which is based on the values of tolerance and coexistence”: Former Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) Gen. William Ward highlighted, on Wednesday in Washington, Morocco’s laudable efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism, mainly through initiatives promoting the virtues of moderate Islam. “Morocco made noteworthy efforts to curb the terrorist threat, ...

Morocco Doing ‘Very Good Job’ in Fighting Terrorism in the Region: Former AFRICOM Commander | Morocco World News

Former head of U.S. Army Africa Command praises Morocco approach to countering violent extremism: Morocco is accomplishing a “very good job” in terms of the fight against terrorism and extremism across the region, former head of U.S. Army Africa Command (AFRICOM) General William Ward was quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) as saying on Wednesday. “I think that Morocco is carrying out a very good job within the framework of ...

Royal Moroccan Navy Participates in Exercise Saharan Express 2015 – DoD Live

US and Moroccan forces participate in Exercise Saharan Express 2015, a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise designed to increase maritime safety and security in the waters of West Africa: Members of the Royal Moroccan Navy patrol ship RMN Bir Anzarane (341) conducted a proliferation security initiative (PSI) boarding on April 24, as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2015. Bir Anzarane’s team boarded USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), which has played ...

Morocco, US launch military exercise | Magharebia

African Lion, the massive “bilateral U.S. and Moroccan sponsored exercise designed to improve interoperability,” is currently underway in Morocco: Exercise African Lion 2015 kicked off Monday (February 2nd) in Agadir. International military contingents from Morocco, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Tunisia, Mauritania and Senegal are participating in the first phase of the event, which is the largest annual US military exercise in Africa. The Netherlands and Belgium will ...
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