NPR logo

U.S. Conducts Counter-terrorism Training in Africa

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4719139/4719140" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
U.S. Conducts Counter-terrorism Training in Africa

World

U.S. Conducts Counter-terrorism Training in Africa

U.S. Conducts Counter-terrorism Training in Africa

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4719139/4719140" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The U.S. military is in Africa this month for counter-terrorism training with nine armies in the Sahara Desert region. Called Flintlock, the joint military exercises coincide with growing American fears of a potential terrorist threat coming from poorly policed arid expanses of west and north Africa, known as the Sahel.