The Pentagon has set up an army brigade to be deployed to as many as 35 African nations to train local forces.
The “Dagger Brigade” consisting of 3,500 combat troops will be assigned to the Pentagon’s Africa Command, training indigenous state security forces to participate in military exercises from early next year.
This is a first-of-its-kind brigade assignment and groups will be assigned to countries such as Libya, Sudan, Algeria, Kenya, Uganda and Niger.
All of this is done without the consent of Congress or the American people.
The groups are to travel from Fort Riley in the state of Kansas to a number of African nations in various stages to avoid any appearance of a large US military engagement. The brigade is to have drone capability.
United States Army Lieutenant General David Rodriguez said, “If they want them for [military] operations, the brigade is our first sourcing solution because they’re prepared.”
The US military has already set plans for nearly 100 different activities within the program such as military exercises and training for the whole continent.
The command is stationed in Stuttgart, Germany since concerns grow across the African continent that there will be an unjustified US military interference.