Africa Defense Forum
ADF is a professional military magazine published quarterly by U.S. Africa Command to provide an international forum for African security professionals. ADF covers topics such as counter terrorism strategies, security and defense operations, transnational crime, and all other issues affecting peace, stability, and good governance on the African continent.

Scaling the Hill Toward Security Together

ADF STAFF

United States and Moroccan forces met to plan for the June 2021 African Lion exercise, which brought together more than 7,000 troops from Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, the U.S. and elsewhere. Planners considered this hill in Agadir, Morocco, for small-weapons training. Hundreds of other planners worked virtually to set goals and COVID-19 protocols. Established in 2002, African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise and helps build cooperation, strengthen relationships, and increase readiness to counter security challenges in North Africa and Southern Europe.

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