New Pentagon effort will send Army teams to Africa as terror threat grows

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WASHINGTON –  A U.S. Army brigade will  begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year,  part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists  and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises  requiring the U.S. military emerge.

The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and will not be  permitted to conduct military operations without specific, additional approvals  from the secretary of defense.

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