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Army teams going to Africa as terror threat grows

A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises requiring the U.S. military emerge.

Tags: Army , AFRICOM , DoD , al-Qaida , al-Qaida in East Africa

Monday - 12/24/2012, 04:56am EST

Dempsey: Africa Command change not tied to Libya

The top U.S. military officer is denying reports that Army Gen. Carter Ham's planned departure as head of U.S. Africa Command is linked to the Sept. 11 attack in Libya.

Tags: Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , DoD , Leon Panetta , David Rodriguez

Monday - 10/29/2012, 12:56pm EDT