Troops should know African language

A top general remarked that the Pentagon requires many trained troops in the african language and culture to tackle the increasing terror threat from the continent in a better way.

The nominee to U.S. Africa Command, Army General Carter Ham, told a senate committee that one of the great challenges faced by the army commands is the terror threat from Somalia and other areas of East Africa.

He added that even the troops are trained, they are not moving forward and train others. Al-Shabab and other Al-Qaida linked terrorist groups residing in Yemen and Africa have increasingly targeted Western interests.