FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's Official: AFRICOM moving to Hoodbridge--I mean Woodbridge!

It's Official: AFRICOM moving to Hoodbridge--I mean Woodbridge!

Since this article has broken on the esteemed Potomac Local you can pretty much take this as gospel.  I L-O-V-E the article's title by the way:  "U.S.-Africa Ops Being Lured to Woodbridge."  The word 'lure' makes it sound like AFRICOM is being beckoned to beatific Woodbridge with the candy of high speed rails into what is surely a trap of some sort!

I imagine that Woodbridge District Supervisor Candidate Chris Royse will face some mocking stiff competition from actual Congressmen in other counties/states for the prize of future AFRICOM headquarters. 

NOTE to readers: 
-It remains the official AFRICOM position that they aren't leaving Stuttgart while GEN Ham is in charge. 
-It remains the official FUUO position that AFRICOM headquarters should move to Coronado, CA (FUUO will also take San Diego proper). 


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