Dayton Daily News
U.S. reduces military aid over rights abuses
As accusations of human rights violations pile up in Cameroon’s two-front battle against secessionists and Islamic extremists, the United States has decided to scale back military assistance to its longtime ally in Central Africa. The Defense Department move opens a noteworthy rift with a strategically important partner in the fight against terrorism. “The bottom line is right now in Cameroon, they have been a good partner with us counterterrorism-wise, but you can’t neglect the fact that they have — there are alleged atrocities in what’s gone on there,” Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, leader of U.S. Africa Command, told lawmakers Thursday during congressional testimony.