Nominee to Head U.S. Military in Africa Warns of IS Focus on Libya

Posted June 22, 2016 at 8:46am

The Voice of America reports that “Islamic State militants are ‘very likely’ to set their sights on ungoverned spaces in Africa if they are defeated in Iraq and Syria, according to the general nominated to lead the U.S. military’s Africa Command.”  

“’That’s why instability inside Africa is to ISIL’s advantage,’ U.S. Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. ISIL is an an acronym for Islamic State.”  

“Some studies estimate that 1 in 4 people will live in Africa by 2050, and Waldhauser warned the ‘scale and the scope of some of the issues that we see today certainly could be magnified significantly.’”