African Land Forces Summit delegates tour Pentagon


By Sgt. Wayne Woolley

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of 78 senior African military leaders from more than two dozen countries visited the Pentagon today on the opening of the inaugural African Land Forces Summit, a five-day conference to advance security, stability and peace on the continent.

Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., director of the U.S Army staff, told the African leaders their decision to attend the summit will help their American military counterparts better understand the challenges African military leaders face.

“You give us a wonderful perspective. We can learn what matters to people across the continent, from Senegal to Sierra Leone,” Huntoon said.

He added that relationships they build at the summit with fellow African leaders and members of the American military will prove invaluable when they return to their home countries.

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