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General Stephen Townsend’s Comments on China Are Not Helping the U.S. Cause in Africa

U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaking to Marines aboard the USS Makin Island. Image via AFRICOM.

The top commander for U.S. forces in Africa (AFRICOM), General Stephen Townsend, thought it would be a good idea to re-surface the old trope that China is looking to build a new military outpost in Africa, this time on the West Coast.

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