What is the U.S. doing in Africa?

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Malian special forces listen to instructions from a US Special Forces soldier on counter-ambush tactics in Kita, Mali, during a joint training exercise. (AP Photo / Alfred de Montesquiou)

Malian special forces listen to instructions from a US Special Forces soldier on counter-ambush tactics in Kita, Mali, during a joint training exercise. (AP Photo / Alfred de Montesquiou)

The death of four Special Forces in Niger has shone a spotlight on American military presence in Africa. We’ll talk with RICHARD DOWNIE, deputy director and fellow of the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about what our troops are doing in Africa.

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