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Military Adds to Combat Power in Africa

The Pentagon is adding new combat power in the Horn of Africa to pursue international terrorists more aggressively, the senior American commander in the region said Friday. “We’ve been in a more aggressive posture for over a month,” Marine Brig. Gen. Mastin Robeson, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, said in a telephone interview from his base in Djibouti, across the Gulf of Aden from Osama bin Laden’s ancestral homeland of Yemen. Robeson said he added the option this week of bringing small numbers of Air Force, Navy or Marine fighter jets to Djibouti for short periods. He said he has no immediate plan to exercise that option, but he indicated he believes the firepower will be needed at some point. Full Story

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