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This Map Shows All the Countries in Africa Where the U.S. Has Active Military Operations

•, By Zak Cheney Rice

Their stated mission is to find the over 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month, a crime that’s galvanized the international community.

But this is the U.S. military, and we’d be foolish to assume anything is so simple. Anyone worried about the broader implications of their actions need look no further than this map. 

Thirteen nations – stretching from the Horn of Africa to Mali’s western border – already house U.S. troops involved in “actual military operations.” Their presence is widely considered part of an expanding “shadow war against al-Qaeda affiliates and other militant groups” in the region – and the American people know very little about it.

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