A U.S. Army Special Forces weapons sergeant observes a Niger Army soldier during marksmanship training as part of Exercise Flintlock 2017 in Diffa, Niger, Feb. 28, 2017. Niger was one of seven locations to host tactical-level training during the exercise while staff officers tested their planning abilities at a simulated multinational headquarters in N’Djamena, Chad. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Klutts/released)
We need community engagement, not US troops, to combat terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel

There simply is no military-only, or even military-centered, solution to ridding West Africa and the Sahel from terrorism.

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