The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa, exclusive documents reveal

Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe.

According to U.S. military documents, special operators are carrying out nearly 100 missions at any given time — in Africa alone. 

Data supplied by U.S. Special Operations Command reveal there are now more special operations personnel devoted to Africa than anywhere except the Middle East — 1,700 people spread out across 20 countries.

The U.S. military’s most elite forces are painting a picture of reality on the ground in Africa today and what it could be 30 years from now ... and it's dark.