U.S. Military To Maintain Africa Command

Posted October 24, 2013 at 9:25am

Defense News reports that “the Pentagon has no plans to scrap the US military’s Africa Command despite growing pressures on the defense budget, the general who leads the headquarters said Wednesday.”

“As it prepares for another round of automatic budget cuts, the Defense Department is looking at cutting back spending on regional headquarters and senior positions, fueling speculation that Africa Command could be dissolved and its responsibilities taken over by other commands.

“But Gen. David Rodriguez, head of Africa Command, said ‘that is not part of the plan right now.’”