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Baroud in Telesur English: Shadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War in Africa

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A US Army Special Forces sergeant observes as a Nigerien soldier bounds forward while practicing buddy team movement drill in, Niger. (Photo: US Army photo by Spc. Zayid Ballesteros)

There is a real – but largely concealed – war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia and a rising China. The outcome of the war is likely to define the future of the continent and its global outlook.

It is easy to pin the blame on U.S. President Donald Trump, his erratic agenda and impulsive statements. But the truth is, the current U.S. military expansion in Africa is just another step in the wrong direction. It is part of a strategy that had been implemented a decade ago, during the administration of President George W. Bush, and actively pursued by President Barack Obama.

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