Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa

Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn Of Africa

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Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa

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Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa (OEF-HOA) is the name of the military operation defined by the United States for combating terrorism and piracy in the Horn of Africa. It is one component of the broader Afghan war category of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), which includes eight African nations stretching from the far northeast of the continent to the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea in the west. The other OEF mission in Africa is known as Operation Enduring Freedom - Trans Sahara (OEF-TS), which, until the creation of the new Africa Command, has been run out of European Command. In Northeastern Africa, allies of the OEF-HOA effort include Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia, with, among other counter-terrorism measures, Somali troops being trained in nearby countries in preparation for combat.

The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) is the primary (but not sole) military component assigned to accomplish the objectives of the mission. The naval component is the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) which operates under the direction of the United States Fifth Fleet. Both of these organizations have been historically part of United States Central Command. In February 2007, United States President George W. Bush announced the establishment...
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