Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in his office in January. Gaylord News/Brooklyn Wayland. Sen. Inhofe has recently announced that he will seek another 6-year term in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in his office in January. Gaylord News/Brooklyn Wayland. Sen. Inhofe has recently announced that he will seek another 6-year term in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Inhofe Supports More Commitment in Africa, Not Less

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, in op-ed published Wednesday in the Washington Post, called for an increased military presence on the African continent even as the Department of Defense is pondering a withdrawal from the region.

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper is considering shifting troops out of Africa to better keep watch on China and Russia. As a result the 6,000 military personnel stationed throughout Africa may have to move, potentially creating a vacuum that could allow for more violence and an increase in influence from other world powers.

 

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