The United States and its alliances are not beneficial; war counterterrorism for Sahel, US leader of US business forces in Africa told VOA Thursday.
"I'm telling you at this time, we're not winning," said Scottish Air Chief Executive, Marcus Hicks, head of the African Business Specialist Capacity, Afraga Thursday on Flintlock boundaries, lead role armed with the US head of the department. The exercise includes about 2,000 committees from more than 30 countries.
The anniversary of the year's exercise, Burkina Faso, is a terrorist attack from a number of organizations linked to al-Qaida, especially in the past few months.
"What we are fighting is, what we see every day is like toxin," said Burkinabe Lt. Col Coulibaly Kanou to VOA. "I do not know what the terrorists want from us."
The U.N. Last week, more than 100,000 people in Burkina Faso have been discharged with violence, and the country's education minister has said that more than 150,000 children are missing to school because of her threat of the victim.
"The threat is to grow," US Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young told the VOA in an interview. "We're in a hard fight, and the fight is getting harder."
In order to convert this risk, the United States Embassy in Burkina Faso is increasing the amount of resources that demand security issues and the resources allocated to support fair economic development.
"We have requested resources, and the resources are provided to achieve our mission," said Young.
Increased financial support
The United Arab Emirates Association has increased financial support with Force G5 Sahel, troops from Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Niger and Mauritania who fight against war militants, to nearly $ 111 million. Young said that Burkina Faso has received $ 30 million of that money.
A warning is given that all countries with an interest in safe and rich Africa should look closely at the Sahel "closely" and "continue to review whether resources are enough. "
He said he did not recommend "more consultants or more" at this time, but he would not advise on the division of US dollars in the department.
"We try to avoid as much as possible on its cute activity that could end the war. from the people from the legitimate government, "said Hicks.
DefaultThe Pentagon will cut cutting in Africa
Overall, US military numbers in the West Africa have declined to fall after the Pentagon orders a 10% cut to US defense workers in Africa, effectively over the years ahead. The shift gave support to the new focus of the administration away from to # 39; Attending a strategic championship with China and Russia, and its first military cuts in the US have been launched on Friday. 100% from mainland from West Africa.
US military officers have not emerged where future war cuts will be hit.
Rebellious barriers that face the Sahel have continued to & # 39; spread. While the partners had to & # 39; attacking, Burkina Faso officials from time to time left their training exercise to get into the soldiers who had been arrested. attacking a fight.
Niger and Mali fought troops with al-Qaida, and Jack is protesting the struggle for Islamic State and Boko Haram expansion in Nigeria.
But in early Thursday, Hicks said he did not get a request for additional funds, soldiers or equipment at the time of military this month.
"No one asked me anything since I was here," said Hicks to VOA, saying that Africa's partners have grateful thanks to the U.S. support. which is currently.
Col. Nathan Prussian, CEO of the 3rd Army Armed Forces Group, for VOA is that partners in the department have sought better tools and help with administrative and co-ordination.
"No partner has come in and said," I need to be on the ground with me all of my actions, "said Prussian.
Flintlock 2019 includes about 2,000 soldiers from over 30 African and Western countries. The exercise focuses not only on innovative skills, such as burning or plundering, but also on military operational skills.
Army Col. Max Krupp, chief consultant chief of the Special Operations of Africa, served as a consultant at the command headquarters in Camp Zagre on the outskirts of Ouagadougou. There were companies that gathered catalyst information and updates from several military tours in Burkina Faso and one further in Mauritania as part of the work done.
Krupp told the VOA that the US is. "to see much of the inventive success" a & # 39; coming from physical activity in recent years, but this (success) will only be full of violent violent groups in the region. "
"Specific operational forces may be able to immersion, communicate and move in the areas in which they are designated, but without ordering and controlling their ability and understanding them; benefit and how it is linked to the larger image, our best operational objectives and strategy are higher, "he said.