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GregBO
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25/09/2019 6:39 pm  

Sometimes you have to ask for clarification.

The Pentagon Wants To Pull Special Operations Forces Out Of Africa. That’s A Huge Mistake Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, U.S. Army (Ret.)

https://taskandpurpose.com/special-operations-forces-africa-plan

Special Operations missions allow for local nationals to receive the military and civil assistance necessary to address internal social/political/security concerns.  Special Operations troops are the best people to provide these services without establishing the enormous support structure necessary to support normal military operations.

Thought the intent was to decrease the U.S. involvement around the globe!

 

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Matcha Savage
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25/09/2019 7:59 pm  

Outstanding article on the subject of how to counter and defeat violent extremist´organizations (VEO´s) in Africa by supporting, exercising and accompanying the national militaries against these internationally operating threats.

Frankly, those casualties in Africa should not have surprised anyone. The volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment should not have surprised anyone. What SOF is doing in Africa should not have surprised anyone. The fact that our forces are under-resourced should not have surprised anyone, but why they were under-resourced should concern everyone.

European (NATO) general staff has been warning the EU and national politicians for decades now, that in the 21st century an estimated 900 million Africans will migrate to Europe, mostly because of the bad standard of living in their home countries, as well as the political unrest, the terrorism, wars and civil wars, they face in their home countries.

Why (not only US-) actions and operative forces, which would and actually do help a lot to stabilize the continent (and subsequently make its own economies grow), are under-resourced is especially of concern to every European, indeed. If they know or like it or not. Peace, law and order in Europe depend on Africa being able and/or helped to solve its many problems.

 

Something else caught my attention; about the author (taken from the end of the article):

After 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received 2 awards for valor, 5 Bronze Stars, 2 Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived a bomb blast, numerous firefights, and a helicopter crash, General Donald C. Bolduc, former Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, has hung up his fatigues to take on perhaps his most important and challenging mission of advocating for the treatment and shedding the stigma of PTS, TBI, pain management and sleep disorders, both from within the U.S. military as well as for Veterans and the general public.

I would bet his men called him "Bulldog" - and that he watched over them, accordingly.

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joetech
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06/10/2019 5:54 pm  

I'm a firm believer in the hands off approach to interfering with other governments. Read the book 'All the Shah's Men' by Stephen Kinzer. It explains how Iran came to be such a mess for us. A mess WE made in the 1950's for the Brits. If America is so bent on self determination for ourselves, then why is it wrong for other countries? I also think a permanent presence in Afghanistan is a stupid idea.


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The Evil Genius
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07/10/2019 2:44 am  

Agreed There is no reason for us to be there---its their problems and their issues. If they need help tell them to call upon:

a) Black Panther

b) Jessie Jackson

c) Rev. Al Sharpton


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07/10/2019 2:53 am  
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Agreed There is no reason for us to be there---its their problems and their issues. If they need help tell them to call upon:

a) Black Panther

b) Jessie Jackson

c) Rev. Al Sharpton

Sometimes, the audience, in this case Africa, isn't as capable as it's given credit for.  Even with third rate advocates like Al Sharpton the Africans wouldn't be able to make a whole lot of improvement.  How long have we been sending food over there? How long have we been sending AIDS medication over there? Ummm… yeah.


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Matcha Savage
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07/10/2019 7:27 am  

@joetech 

 

It is no secret at all that major US campaigns have not "always" been designed with the best outcome for local, regional or global populations at heart/ie to achieve "peace, prosperity and -err, how do they call it, ah, yes: democracy 😆 " for the common man. The majority of US campaigns in foreign countries (such as Vietnam, Iran, Colombia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lybia, Yugoslavia, Yemen, Syria - to name a few) primarily serve(d) very special and quite debatable interest of a select few power hungry zealots, globalist oil-, blow- and opium traders - and do get a whole lot of misguiding MSM attention to compel their audience otherwise; while the underhand operations referred to in the article above are flying under the MSM radar and aim at disrupting actual int´l terrorist organizations in tandem with local, aid requesting forces, that are ill prepared and equipped to undertake such, themselves.

If these latter operations would be stopped from one moment to the other, the world, especially Africa, likely would become another place for sure -and fast. The resulting effect this on the Middle East and Europe - and the rest of the world, would have most people -in sight of the data- probably reconsider a predominantly negative view of the work the US Military is doing, internationally.

 

Agreed, hands off would be the most elegant solution - in an ideal world, that is. Hint: it would be nice, also, if the so called Deep State would not be allowed or capable to call the big shots on the US war efforts to please its shareholders. Even better if the people in all the shitty places around the world would have their own shit together, instead of recruiting child-soldiers and marauding through the landscape.

 

I´d say C)! Drop the Reverend out of a plane and watch the Mayhem unfold! One Man Army Of God will replace the world´s police-force, singlehandedly.

 

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07/10/2019 2:24 pm  

@matcha-savage

Check and great post!

His command team called him "Captain America" as he was "always out more, paying attention and trying to take care of his guys".

Check on the Europe - Africa situation.  The continual attempts to go North from Africa should be enough proof the Europe and Eurasia need to pay attention.  

Lastly, Special Ops by design are limited and deployed for quick crisis intervention, a longer more persistent troop strength is then required to displace them.  Not just a military presence, but NGO's and other charitable organizations.   There is a reason that Civil Affairs doctrine has 5 functional areas (Security, Justice & Reconciliation, Humanitarian  Assistance and Social Well-being).  Attempt to fix the nation so that local nationals can then begin helping them selves.

Rose Colored Glasses for the most part, yet an awareness that external resources cannot resolve chronic, persistent internal issues.

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Old Buck
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07/10/2019 9:16 pm  

@GregBo

Attempt to fix the nation so that local nationals can then begin helping them selves.

 

The real issue is they DON'T want to help.  I had a cousin who went overseas after college to join UNICEF?  I don't remember which group she joined but she helped to drill wells, install water pumps, and cultivate gardens.  The Africans they were helping would rather sit back and watch the white people do it for them.

This is the same issue our country has.  People expect a handout, versus a hand up.  The receiving end has to put some effort into their own recovery.

Teach a man to fish for a day...

 

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GregBO
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08/10/2019 12:58 pm  

@old-buck

Check Buck. NGO's are indeed viewed in the same light as a maid service in the U.S.  They do the job that others feel are beneath them.  The military assistance is different as they are trying to level the playing field again a know and identified armed aggressor.  An aggressor that will take over and displace/kill the local population if they do not do something to combat it.  The lack of water, food, etc can be solved locally for the most part with internal resources.  No so with the military option.

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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