AFRICOM under the microscope – Ep. 8.0
In Ep 8.0, Danny and Henri take the FOH lens back to Africa, as they attempt to make sense of new information (and lack thereof) on both the Niger ambush and the overall AFRICOM mission. They also dig into new developments involving foreign born service members, suspected ‘foreign born terrorists,’ and the US government’s failings toward badly needed reconstruction funds for rebuilding Iraq.
00:35 – The pursuit of ‘foreign born terrorists’ / Closing of USCIS offices near Army bases
17:06 – The dangers of America’s ever expanding mission in Africa
31:00 – Iraq reconstruction
41:53 – Niger ambush command failures
Foreign born terrorists – TomDispatch – Arnold R. Issac
The destabilizing dangers of American counterterrorism in the Sahel – Nathaniel Hale – War on the Rocks
After destroying Iraq, US won’t commit a dime to reconstruction – TruthDig – Juan Cole
Allies promise Iraq $30 billion, falling short of Baghdad’s appeal – Reuters – Maher Chmaytelli, Ahmed Hagagy
Command Failures Led to Niger Ambush, Explosive Report Shows – Military.com – Richard Sisk
U.S. MILITARY OPENED SECRETIVE DRONE BASE TO VISITORS (AFTER THE INTERCEPT WROTE ABOUT IT) – Joe Penney – The Intercept
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