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Spain approves deployment of US Marines

Press TV – April 21, 2013

Spain has authorized the temporary deployment of US Marine forces to an airbase in the southwestern city of Moron de la Frontera, Seville Province.

The Spanish government granted the air base to the US forces on Friday for a period of one year for 500 Marines and eight aircrafts.

The United States Embassy in the capital, Madrid, stated that it needed a force able to respond quickly to crises in northwest Africa. On September 11, 2012, four Americans were killed in the city of Benghazi, Libya.

Africa has experienced a surge in the US military involvement recently.

On February 14, Army General David Rodriguez, the head of US military’s African Command, said in a Senate hearing that the military needed to boost its “intelligence-gathering and spying missions in Africa by nearly 15-fold.”

In December 2012, the Pentagon announced that the “Dagger Brigade” consisting of 3,500 combat troops was set up to be deployed to as many as 35 African nations to train local forces.

The US Africa Command has been based in Stuttgart, Germany, since it was established in 2007. Efforts to move the headquarters to an African country faced hurdles as numerous nations expressed concern that the Pentagon was seeking to militarize US policy or infringe on their sovereignty.

Spain also granted the US another temporary deployment from March to November 2011, in which up to 45 US aircraft were stationed at the Moron and Rota airbases in the southwestern parts of the country.

Spain’s authorizations originate from a 1988 defense cooperation agreement between Spain and the United States.

April 21, 2013 - Posted by | Militarism | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Is the US protecting Africa because it loves Africans. Does charity begin at home? How many Africans are unemployed in the US and warehouse in the US prison system. America loves Africa and Africans.

    Comment by Ribeekah Grant | April 22, 2013 | Reply

  2. Amerika loves no one. They invade countries to steal their wealth and to build military bases, to be able to CONTROL the world. The US is being ruled by things so evil, they are difficult for the sane man to comprehend….they are psychopaths. In case one is interested in stats.. the US and britain owns or has military bases in all but 5 countries in the world. That is 190 bases, at last count of countries, which is constantly changing. I would call that aggressive invasion, if one asked.

    I’m very certain that GOD has other plans.

    Comment by Spiritwoman1213 | April 22, 2013 | Reply


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