U.S. operations in Middle East and Africa more likely to ramp up than end

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing earlier this week to discuss the posture of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), as U.S. military operations in the Middle East and Africa shift to face existing and emerging threats. In particular, witnesses before the panel noted that the Islamic State maintains a [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.