The African continent has been a haven for terrorist groups wreaking havoc both among the local populations and serving as a springboard for terrorist activities everywhere. Of these terrorist groups, two stand out for particularly ominous reasons: Al Shabaab And Boko Haram. Enter Exercise Flintlock.
Exercise Flintlock 2016 is a special operations exercise designed to increase interoperability and collaboration among partner nations to cooperatively counter today’s threats in North and West Africa. At its core is a special operations counter-terrorism exercise, designed specifically to train and exercise regional forces, by country, among African partners specifically focused on North and West Africa to counter the relevant threats that they are dealing with today.
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