Africom to Work With US on Fighting Radicalization

Deputy U.S. Security Advisor John Brennan said at a

on the attempted Christmas bombing just now, answering to a reporter's question specifically about Africom, that this US-military-led development agency, based in Germany, is "just one of many" agencies that, together with the State Department and others, will work with partners in Africa to prevent radicalization. Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said that preventing radicalization is a big issue, and she singled out the UK as having had talks with the U.S. in recent months on this issue.

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