RADM Norman Hayes, USN
"...Our current investment is overwhelmingly in our Partner Development Program. Training with our partners to conduct Special Operations activities where our combined national interests intersect.  It has been very successful and is a sound use of high demand US SOF elements.  Engagements ranging from a 12 man ODA all the way up to an including USSOCOM Command visits with European Partner Nation SOF are strengthening our Partners' abilities to deploy to regions beyond the EUCOM Unified Command Plan (UCP) borders.  The SOF enterprise is expanded with by, with, and through our allies and partners..."

Explore some of the latest programs being employed within the command with RADM Norman Hayes, USN, Director of Intelligence, US European Command and how are they supporting the overall mission of EUCOM.

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Col. Richard Samuels, USAF
Without good security, good governance and economic prosperity are difficult to achieve. In this exclusive interview, Colonel Richard Samuels, USAF Deputy Commander SOCAFRICA, US AFRICOM, examines the role and current priorities within SOCAFRICA. As troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) there is a greater demand on special operations forces. This interview explores the various issues this creates, current problems in the region, and what is being done to meet the most pressing challenges. Colonel Samuels also comments on the future priorities for SOCAFRICA and answers the question ‘are we winning or losing on the continent’? 

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