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By Nick Turse

You won’t see segments approximately it at the nightly information or examine it at the entrance web page of America’s newspapers, however the Pentagon is battling a brand new shadow warfare in Africa, supporting to destabilize complete nations and getting ready the floor for destiny blowback. at the back of closed doorways, U.S. officials now declare that “Africa is the battlefield of day after today, today." In Tomorrow’s Battlefield, award-winning journalist and bestselling writer Nick Turse exposes the surprising actual tale of the U.S. military’s spreading mystery wars in Africa.

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Ca All different international locations, Publishers crew all over the world, www. pgw. com This e-book used to be released with the beneficiant aid of the Wallace motion Fund and Lannan starting place. hide photo folks Marines educating crowd keep watch over strategies to troops from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Gambia by way of Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda. Library of Congress CIP facts is out there. desk of Contents creation: Tomorrow’s Battlefield 1. America’s Shadow Wars in Africa: Obama’s Scramble for Africa July 12, 2012 2. Blowback vital: the fear Diaspora June 18, 2013 three. AFRICOM’s vast “Small Footprint”: The Pivot to Africa September five, 2013 four. American Proxy Wars in Africa: a brand new version for Expeditionary war March thirteen, 2014 five. Nonstop Ops: US army Averaging greater than a venture an afternoon in Africa March 27, 2014 6. AFRICOM turns into a “War-Fighting Combatant Command”: Going to battle at the Sly April thirteen, 2014 7. The Pentagon, Libya, and Tomorrow’s Blowback this present day: How to not finish Violence in a War-Torn Land April 15, 2014 eight. How “Benghazi” Birthed the recent common in Africa: A mystery African challenge and an African undertaking That’s No mystery may well 15, 2014 nine. An East–West Showdown: China, the US, and a brand new chilly conflict in Africa July 31, 2014 10. Christmas in July and the cave in of America’s nice African scan: As an artificial Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan August 7, 2014. eleven. American Monuments to Failure in Africa? How to not Win Hearts and Minds September 7, 2014 12. American “Success” and the increase of West African Piracy: Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea September 25, 2014 thirteen. The Outpost That Doesn’t Exist within the state You Can’t find: A Base Camp, an Authoritarian Regime, and the way forward for US Blowback in Africa November 20, 2014 Afterword: discovering Barack Obama in South Sudan Appendix: US Africa Command Debates TomDispatch: An alternate at the Nature of the united states army Presence in Africa July 26, 2012 Acknowledgments approximately Nick Turse creation Tomorrow’s Battlefield On July 12, 2013, because the shrill whistle of a boatswain’s name sounded, a cadre of officials from elite army devices assembled in a bare-bones construction at a US army base in Boeblingen, Germany. On a level, in entrance of a humongous American flag, Captain Robert Smith, commanding officer of Naval distinctive war workforce ; Captain J. Dane Thorleifson, outgoing commander of Naval exact battle Unit Ten; and Captain Jay Richards, his successor, took half in a prevalent naval culture: the switch of command rite. prior to a small crowd of uniformed army body of workers and some civilians, those males, all contributors of exact Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA), spoke approximately whatever hardly pointed out in public: covert US army missions in Africa. by way of the summer season of 2013, representatives of U. S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the most recent of the security Department’s six geographic combatant instructions and the umbrella association for operations at the continent, had advised me many times that the united states army presence there has been small, circumscribed, episodic, and, peculiarly, benign.

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