Outgoing AFRICOM chief warns of rising extremist threat

By Evan Ochsner / July 28, 2022 at 2:44 PM
The outgoing commander of U.S forces in Africa on Thursday said the U.S. faces a growing threat from violent extremism on the continent, although he believes the force has the funds necessary to counter it. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who has led U.S. Africa Command for three years, told reporters during a virtual event that the United States will continue to meet the rising threat of extremist groups while also contending with the strategic influences of China and Russia on the...

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