U.S. won’t utterly withdraw forces from Africa: Pentagon chief


FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Protection Mark Esper speaks throughout a joint information convention with Japan’s Protection Minister Taro Kono on the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 14, 2020. Information/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Information) – U.S. Protection Secretary Mark Esper mentioned on Thursday that america wouldn’t be eradicating all its forces from Africa, as he carries out a world troop overview meant to release extra sources to handle challenges from China’s navy.

β€œWe aren’t going to completely withdraw forces from Africa… I do know that’s the concern of many people, however once more I’d say that no choices have been made but, it is a course of,” Esper mentioned.

Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Modifying by Chizu Nomiyama