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Cameroon – Africom: This is what the US military does in Garoua (North)

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Written by Deckson N.

260 US military personnel carry out missions called “Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance“.

In its edition of December 5, 2016, the daily newspaper Le Jour reveals the work of the American military in the town of Garoua, in the Northern Region of Cameroon. These soldiers are part of the United States Command for Africa, in abbreviation AFRICOM. The daily reporter who visited the headquarters of the US Command for Africa in Stuttgart reports that US military personnel numbering 260 are assigned to missions called “Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance“.

Vice Admiral Franken states that “Cameroon has capable and professionally upgraded military personnel. But the Government has told us that there is a lack of means of surveillance. That is why we have provided them. In terms of personnel, it consists of pilots, logisticians, security personnel. We could not reach such a poor area and we could not help but start a civil-military component to accompany our action.

The daily Le Jour points out that, in fact, Americans’ interest in the war against the terrorist sect Boko Haram has revived after the abduction of girls from Chibok in Nigeria. Responding to the indiscretions that the country of Barack Obama would be interested to have the hand “politically” speaking on Cameroon, Ambassador Laskaris, deputy in civil-military operations, declares: “an operation in Garoua is expensive to us, Men and logistics. The bill is high “.

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