Will Dunham
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/ 23 September 2006

Rumsfeld favours US military command for Africa

Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Friday he favours creating a new United States military command responsible for Africa, as the Pentagon aims to guard against potential threats to US security arising from the continent. Pentagon officials have expressed an awareness of the growing strategic importance of Africa and potential threats to US security emerging from the continent’s many war-ravaged regions.