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.

Perfecting Preparations For Battle


Those committed to defending their nations know they also must be prepared to help those who serve alongside them. When battlefield casualties occur, quick action can be the difference between life and death. In November 2021, Soldiers with the Armed Forces of Mauritania worked with U.S. Army Special Forces instructors during Joint Combined Exchange Training. Here, a Mauritanian Soldier fits a tourniquet around the leg of a colleague during a simulated casualty drill. Soldiers also practiced moving the wounded to safety on stretchers across the desert landscape. The joint training covered other essential skills, such as close-quarters battles, small-unit tactics and mission planning.

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