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U.S. Military launches Africa Command

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U.S. Military launches Africa Command

U.S. Military launches Africa Command

U.S. Military launches Africa Command

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Today the U.S. military launches its new Africa Command, or AFRICOM. American officials say the new command is going to help Africa improve stability and security. Africans are concerned the command is increasing U.S. meddling in their affairs and making Africa a target of America's global enemies.

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