Friday, January 25, 2013

The fruits of the pan-Sahel Initiative

""One of the lesser-known strands of President George W. Bush's global war on terrorism was the Pan-Sahel Initiative, launched in 2002. American mentors tried to train up special counterterrorism units in Chad, Mali, Niger, and Mauritania. That program later expanded, renamed as the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Initiative. The new program reached more countries, including Algeria, and sought to add development aid and "strategic communications" to military training.""

PS Do you think that George W. Bush knew what Pan means? or Sahel? Or Initiative?