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FEB 01, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Pentagon to keep Africa Command headquarters in Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided against moving the U.S. military's headquarters overseeing Africa from Germany to the United States, concluding the benefits of staying in Europe - closer to African hot spots - are worth the extra cost, officials say. The Pentagon notified Congress of its decision this week. Some lawmakers had been pushing for Africa Command to move stateside, with South Carolina and Georgia promoted as possible locations. "The decision was based on the operational needs of the commander," a U.S. ...

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