Yes you read correctly!! The United States Military would likely attack West Africa in the coming year 2023 this is according to a leaked declassified documents detailing the United States military’s strategic future war plans made by strategic thinkers and planners.
The US would invade West Africa in 2023 – Pentagon
Codenamed ‘OPERATION DESERT STRIKE’
Map of the possible future conflict zones
This controversial war game was conducted in 2016 by experts from the US WAR COLLEGE where the military’s future Top brass are made. Under the unified umbrella of Joint Land, Air and Sea Strategic Special Program (JLASS-SP) brought together 148 students from the U.S. Air Force’s Air War College, the Army War College, the Marine Corps War College, the Naval War College, the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, the National War College, and the National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College.
The team analysed the possibility of an attack on US soil through various digital telecommunications media for a period of five days at the Air Force Wargaming Institute at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.
This information was gotten through the United States the Freedom of Information Act by an online News media outlets based in the United States. The full details of the exercise can be downloaded here.
A depiction of a combat zone in a West African city
According to the published documents, “intended to reflect a plausible depiction of major trends and influences in the world regions,” in other words, prepare the United States Military for a possible future combat situation where they have to act decisively.
By 2021, according to the war game’s scenario, AQIM boasts an estimated 38,000 members spread throughout Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, and a network of training camps in Mauritania, as well as outright bases in Western Sahara.
At the same time, AQIM strengthens its ties with the terror groups al Shabaab in Somalia and Boko Haram in Central Africa’s Lake Chad Basin to create a “network of synchronization across the African continent and beyond,” including shared funding, training methods, and IED-making materials.
As this pan-African Islamist terror cartel grows, so does AQIM’s global reach, eventually allowing it to carry out the devastating attack on the Lincoln Tunnel and another, that same day, on the Canadian Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania’s capital, killing 135 people including the Canadian Ambassador and his staff.
Despite – or perhaps, increasingly, because of – the presence of 70,000 U.S. forces and their Canadian allies, civilians in the region continue to suffer mightily. In 2025, the terror group Boko Haram, reinvigorated by the war, carries out 12 suicide bombings in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, alone.
That December, the group rampages through the Nigerian town of Damaturu, killing more than 100 people in a series of coordinated bombings and gun attacks. Days later, AQIM’s Christmas Eve bombing of the Canadian military base in Mauritania claims the lives of 83 civilians
This is coming at a time when African leaders and citizens alike are questioning the motive behind the numerous US Military presence in and around the continent.The US military has a massive drone base in Niger, a base in Somalia, Mali, Libya and a host of others.
The Nigerian Military stands ever ready to defend the republic
Just last week, the Nigerian president General Mohammad Buhari was tasking all African leaders to unite and speak with one voice in the just concluded D-8 summit held in Turkey recently for the development and security of the African state.
Any assault on West African soil is a direct challenge to the Nigerian authority in the region
It is quite alarming that the United States would even consider West Africa as a possible existential threat to its National security.