AFRICOM Commander engages with African leaders in Washington

The top U.S. commander in Africa met with African leaders in Washington D.C. recently to discuss U.S. Africa Command’s role in the new National Defense Strategy and the value of partner capacity.

Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser engaged with 21 defense attachés and the African Union Ambassador to the U.S. in a wide-ranging discussion at the Africa House, addressing various strategies and common challenges on the continent, Africa Command said.

While the NDS and the U.S. National Security Strategy prioritize Great Power Competition, violent extremist organizations, security challenges, and U.S. commitment to the region were on the minds of African partners. Waldhauser said AFRICOM remains committed to building partner capacity and being a partner of choice for Africans.

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