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.
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First T-6C Trainers Arrive in Tunisia

DEFENCEWEB Tunisia’s Air Force has taken delivery of eight Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainer airplanes from the United States. Tunisian Pilots began training on the planes at Textron Aviation Defence facilities in Wichita, Kansas, in…

A Force Reformed

ADF STAFF When eight pirates attacked the fishing vessels Aliman and Shenghai-2 off Sierra Leone’s coast, perhaps they thought they would kidnap crew members and extort ransoms for a hefty payday. Maybe they thought one or both of the…

Strength in the Skies

ADF STAFF For most of post-independence history, air forces in Africa were not a priority. Expensive and difficult to maintain, air power was seen as a luxury not useful to the realities and unique threats on the continent. With tight…