U.S. Horn of Africa Task Force Steps Up Operations

When Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler presided over the July transfer of the American-led anti-terrorism task force in the Horn of Africa from the U.S. Marines Corps to the U.S. Navy, his statement of achievement was simple.

"Since the camp was established [in late 2002] there has not been one terrorist attack in the Horn of Africa, although there have been many attempts," he said.

When the American military's Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) was established in November 2002 in the tiny country of Djibouti, the region was fast becoming a theater of operations for terrorists.

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