Examining U.S. Military Role in Africa After Defence Chief Visit

Following the visit to Djibouti, Kenya and Angola last month by U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, Washington appears committed to reliance on prioritising military power - a strategy that, according to security analyst Daniel Volman, "has proven both futile and counterproductive for the United States.

In an analysis for his African SecurityResearch Project, Volman says there are security challenges in the Sahel, Nigeria and across the Horn of Africa and asks: "Can the US military hold the line in Africa?" In another post, he examines the implications of the Biden administration's decision to declare that a coup took place in Niger.

U.S Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin lll speaks to a group of deployed sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, during a trip to Djibouti, Kenya, and Angola to strengthen partnerships and enhance regional security in Africa. Camp Lemonnier is an operational installation that enables maritime and combat operations in the Horn of Africa.


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