Noah Pitcher is a global politics correspondent for Today News Africa covering the U.S. government, United Nations, African Union, and other actors involved in international developments, political controversies, and humanitarian issues.
The United States military is more engaged in Africa than it has been for some time, General Andrew M. Rohling, Commander of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, told reporters on Tuesday, as the United States military carries out its African Lion Exercise in the continent along with the militaries of 10 allied nations.
The extent of United States military involvement in Africa has been a source of disagreement amongst American politicians on several occasions as the continent continues to face threats to its security and stability.
While former United States President Donald J. Trump ordered the withdrawal of American troops from Somalia in December of 2020, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. reversed that decision by ordering the redeployment of troops to Somalia shortly after taking office in 2021.
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