AFRICOM submits $397M UPL for Somalia; TRANSCOM's list empty

By Tony Bertuca / March 23, 2023 at 7:28 PM
U.S. Africa Command has sent Congress a list of $397 million in unfunded priorities, citing the need to establish a "persistent presence" in Somalia to counter violent extremist organizations, "assure freedom of navigation through the Bab al Mandab sea-lane and monitor the expanding Chinese presence in Djibouti," according to documents obtained by Inside Defense . Gen. M.E. Langley, chief of AFRICOM, said in a letter to congressional defense committees that his legally mandated UPL submission is driven by mission requirements...

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