The head of the U.S. Africa Expose (Africom) has turn out to be the first prime-rating American defense power officer to react publicly to the invasion of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by protesters looking out for to block Congressional affirmation of election victories by the Democratic candidates Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris.
“U.S. Africa Expose remains centered on our mission to offer protection to and advance American’s security and pursuits in Africa,” U.S. Military Gen. Stephen Townsend stated in a Tweet, issued collectively with the stay enlisted member of the Expose, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher.
Their observation acknowledged that some squaddies “could presumably simply worry about the occasions we saw unfold motivate home.”
Townsend is a four-star well-liked within the Military, the stay despicable currently held by any officer within the U.S. defense power. The Expose is chargeable for all U. S. defense power actions, as effectively as security cooperation operations, on the African continent.
“The United States has withstood great better and graver challenges within the past, our structure remains our bedrock, and our machine of authorities is solid, resilient and will prevail,” the 2 leaders stated.
“The American other people request, and need, us to stay proper and preserve definite eyes on our responsibility – and we will give you the choice to. The pronounce senior enlisted chief and I remain proud to face within the phalanx alongside all of you.”
Beefy textual narrate of Tweet:
“SOME OF YOU MAY BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE EVENTS WE SAW UNFOLD BACK HOME IN THE U.S. CAPITOL YESTERDAY. BUT WE WANT TO SHARE THESE THOUGHTS WITH YOU:
AMERICA HAS WITHSTOOD MUCH GREATER AND GRAVER CHALLENGES IN THE PAST, OUR CONSTITUTION REMAINS OUR BEDROCK, AND OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT IS STRONG, RESILIENT AND WILL PREVAIL. U.S. AFRICA COMMAND REMAINS FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION TO PROTECT AND ADVANCE AMERICAN’S SECURITY AND INTERESTS IN AFRICA.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EXPECT, AND NEED, US TO STAY STEADY AND KEEP CLEAR EYES ON OUR DUTY – AND WE WILL. THE COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER AND I REMAIN PROUD TO STAND IN THE PHALANX ALONGSIDE ALL OF YOU.”