Ward in Congo: U.S. military will continue supporting security assistance activities
Photo Credit: Kenneth Fidler
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo - General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, reviews the honor guard of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the DRC, known by its French acronym MONUC, April 24, 2009 before meeting with the MONUC commander and the UN Secretary General's special representative. Ward traveled to the Congo to discuss potential security cooperation activities with officials at the U.S. Embassy and the DRC Ministry of Defense and to meet with Congolese soldiers at a training school. He spent an hour with MONUC officials discussing its mission and challenges. MONUC is the largest UN peacekeeping force worldwide, with some 17,000 troops from 50 nations participating.
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