Stephen J. Townsend

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Stephen J Townsend said : “We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region,” External link

citizen Friday, July 1, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner,” External link

citizen Friday, July 1, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future,” External link

citizen Friday, July 1, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in Western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region," External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, July 1, 2022 3:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : "We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner," External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, July 1, 2022 3:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future," External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, July 1, 2022 3:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in Western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region," External link

tuko Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : "We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner," External link

tuko Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future," External link

tuko Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in Western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region," External link

ibtimes Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : "We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner," External link

ibtimes Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future," External link

ibtimes Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in Western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region," External link

afp-en Friday, July 1, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : "We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner," External link

afp-en Friday, July 1, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future," External link

afp-en Friday, July 1, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "Africa lies at a global crossroads. This enormous continent's environment is complex - ripe with opportunity but burdened with challenges" External link

news24 Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “The thing I think I’m most worried about is this military base on the Atlantic coast, and where they have the most traction for that today is in Equatorial Guinea,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, March 18, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “The thing I think I’m most worried about is this military base on the Atlantic coast, and where they have the most traction for that today is in Equatorial Guinea,” External link

eurasiareview Friday, March 18, 2022 2:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "The thing I think I'm most worried about is this military base on the Atlantic coast, and where they have the most traction for that today is in Equatorial Guinea," External link

globalsecurity Friday, March 18, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “They are among the world’s fastest growing, wealthiest and deadliest terrorist groups and remain grave and growing threats that aspire to kill Americans, both there and in our homeland” “Our willingness to work together with African partners creates a huge demand for U.S. engagement and partnership Africa,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, March 15, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “I don’t think China is behind any of these coups and I don’t really think that Russia is the main animating force behind most of them, but the hand of Russia may be visible in one or two of these,” External link

newbusinessethiopia Wednesday, February 9, 2022 10:22:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “I don’t think China is behind any of these coups and I don’t really think that Russia is the main animating force behind most of them, but the hand of Russia may be visible in one or two of these,” External link

newbusinessethiopia Friday, February 4, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "The Tabqa Dam is not a coalition target," External link

news24 Saturday, January 22, 2022 11:51:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “There’s nothing further from the truth,” External link

nytimes Monday, December 13, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “There’s nothing further from the truth,” External link

nytimes Sunday, December 12, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “An African leader once said to me ‘A drowning man will reach for any hand,'” “They are drowning in poverty and will take help from whomever it comes from” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Ebola is still present in some countries in Africa, but they learned how to contain it,” “Sure, we helped them develop their capabilities, but they have [the] capacity to manage Ebola on their own now” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Partnership and a range of U.S. assistance remains critically important to the stability, security and prosperity of this region,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Partnership and a range of U.S. assistance remains critically important to the stability, security and prosperity of this region,” External link

nytimes Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “I would say that the threat is higher, has been higher in the last few months than it was eight months ago when I first got to Africom,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “I would say that the threat is higher, has been higher in the last few months than it was eight months ago when I first got to Africom,” External link

garoweonline Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “I would say that the threat is higher, has been higher in the last few months than it was eight months ago when I first got to Africom,” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Our experience, training, equipment, advice and other unique capabilities,” External link

nytimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Our experience, training, equipment, advice and other unique capabilities,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “obvious we were not as prepared there at Manda Bay as we needed to be,” “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS” External link

theepochtimes Friday, January 31, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "While we should not try to confront each one, we should remain resolute in confronting those who threaten Americans and the American homeland, like al-Shabab the largest, most violent of al-Qaida's branches," "Today, Africa does that with a light and relatively low-cost footprint by supporting African and international partners who are leading these efforts" External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 31, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "What Africom accomplishes with a few people and a few dollars on a continent three and a half times the size of the continental United States is a bargain for the American taxpayer and low-cost insurance for America in that region," "A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest. U.S. Africom stands ready to protect and advance American interests and respond to crises in Africa" External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 31, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : ``A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest,'' External link

voanews Friday, January 31, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : ``We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,'' External link

voanews Friday, January 31, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : ``Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,'' External link

voanews Friday, January 31, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “if we were to withdraw our support from the French precipitously, then that would not go in a good direction.ȁ#x201d; He also stressed that U.S. interest in Africa goes beyond the fight against extremism, highlighting the continent’s economic potential, burgeoning population, vast amount of natural resources including rare minerals and its strategic position overlooking a ȁ#x201c;global crossroads.ȁ#x201d; Africa is key terrain for competition with China and Russia ȁ#x201c;who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

news4jax Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

news4jax Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

therepublic Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

therepublic Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

therepublic Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

680news Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

680news Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

680news Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

tribtown Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

tribtown Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

tribtown Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

click2houston Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

click2houston Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : "We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS," "These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa" External link

startribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence," External link

startribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : "Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established," External link

startribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend dit : "Je suis très reconnaissant de ce partenariat" External link

libe Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “I intend to very thoroughly assess everything the command does,” External link

garoweonline Friday, July 26, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “I am comfortable with what the command has been doing (in Somalia), but as a new commander I am going to do what all commanders do,” “I am going to give my own look, my own assessment” External link

garoweonline Friday, July 26, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “These things are a part of the conflict. It’s unfortunate, but they are,” External link

garoweonline Friday, July 26, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This would have been a difficult task for any army in the world ... and to see how far the Iraqis have come since 2014, not only militarily, but in their ability to put their differences aside and focus on a common enemy, gives real hope to the people of Iraq that after years of fighting and instability, peace and security are attainable," External link

albawaba-en Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "The warriors of the coalition join me in congratulating our comrades in the Iraqi security forces on this achievement and wish them good luck and Allah's blessings for the fight on the west side that lies ahead," External link

albawaba-en Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “This would have been a difficult task for any army in the world,” “And to see how far the Iraqis have come since 2014, not only militarily, but in their ability to put their differences aside and focus on a common enemy, gives real hope to the people of Iraq that after years of fighting and instability, peace and security are attainable” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 25, 2017 2:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “The entire counter-ISIL Coalition sends our condolences to this hero’s family, friends and teammates. On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL’s hateful and brutal ideology” External link

ibtimes Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:08:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL’s hateful and brutal ideology,” External link

bostonherald Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “The entire counter-ISIL Coalition sends our condolences to this hero’s family, friends and teammates. On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL’s hateful and brutal ideology” External link

ibtimes Friday, November 25, 2016 10:14:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "Throughout each phase of the campaign to liberate Raqqa, the coalition will continually consult with allies and partners as we plan for the city's ultimate seizure and governance once ISIL is defeated," "We are confident that this next phase will continue the momentum that the coalition and our partners have achieved, and that together we will deliver ISIL a lasting defeat" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, November 8, 2016 12:24:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
commanding general of combined joint task force7.69%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
commander15.38%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
commander of combined joint task force30.77%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
general19.23%EN07/11/201711/07/2017
lieutenant general11.54%EN07/11/201711/07/2017
commanding general11.54%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
commander of the coalition3.85%EN11/25/201625/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Stephen J. TownsendEN97.14%
Stephen J. TownsendPT2.86%
Stephen J. TownsendFR0.00%


 
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Stephen J. Townsend

Last updated on 2017-08-25T15:05+0300.

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Stephen J Townsend said : “We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region,” External link

citizen Friday, July 1, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner,” External link

citizen Friday, July 1, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future,” External link

citizen Friday, July 1, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in Western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region," External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, July 1, 2022 3:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : "We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner," External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, July 1, 2022 3:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future," External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, July 1, 2022 3:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in Western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region," External link

tuko Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : "We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner," External link

tuko Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future," External link

tuko Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in Western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region," External link

ibtimes Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : "We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner," External link

ibtimes Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future," External link

ibtimes Friday, July 1, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "We are seeing the rise of violent extremism in Western Africa, predominantly in the Sahel region," External link

afp-en Friday, July 1, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : "We are seeing the arrival of malign actors, and specifically I am thinking of Russian mercenaries from Wagner," External link

afp-en Friday, July 1, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This training is not specifically oriented on those problems, but it will help all of our armed forces if we are called to combat this kind of problem in the future," External link

afp-en Friday, July 1, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "Africa lies at a global crossroads. This enormous continent's environment is complex - ripe with opportunity but burdened with challenges" External link

news24 Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “The thing I think I’m most worried about is this military base on the Atlantic coast, and where they have the most traction for that today is in Equatorial Guinea,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, March 18, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “The thing I think I’m most worried about is this military base on the Atlantic coast, and where they have the most traction for that today is in Equatorial Guinea,” External link

eurasiareview Friday, March 18, 2022 2:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "The thing I think I'm most worried about is this military base on the Atlantic coast, and where they have the most traction for that today is in Equatorial Guinea," External link

globalsecurity Friday, March 18, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “They are among the world’s fastest growing, wealthiest and deadliest terrorist groups and remain grave and growing threats that aspire to kill Americans, both there and in our homeland” “Our willingness to work together with African partners creates a huge demand for U.S. engagement and partnership Africa,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, March 15, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “I don’t think China is behind any of these coups and I don’t really think that Russia is the main animating force behind most of them, but the hand of Russia may be visible in one or two of these,” External link

newbusinessethiopia Wednesday, February 9, 2022 10:22:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “I don’t think China is behind any of these coups and I don’t really think that Russia is the main animating force behind most of them, but the hand of Russia may be visible in one or two of these,” External link

newbusinessethiopia Friday, February 4, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "The Tabqa Dam is not a coalition target," External link

news24 Saturday, January 22, 2022 11:51:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “There’s nothing further from the truth,” External link

nytimes Monday, December 13, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “There’s nothing further from the truth,” External link

nytimes Sunday, December 12, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “An African leader once said to me ‘A drowning man will reach for any hand,'” “They are drowning in poverty and will take help from whomever it comes from” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Ebola is still present in some countries in Africa, but they learned how to contain it,” “Sure, we helped them develop their capabilities, but they have [the] capacity to manage Ebola on their own now” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Partnership and a range of U.S. assistance remains critically important to the stability, security and prosperity of this region,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Partnership and a range of U.S. assistance remains critically important to the stability, security and prosperity of this region,” External link

nytimes Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “I would say that the threat is higher, has been higher in the last few months than it was eight months ago when I first got to Africom,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “I would say that the threat is higher, has been higher in the last few months than it was eight months ago when I first got to Africom,” External link

garoweonline Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “I would say that the threat is higher, has been higher in the last few months than it was eight months ago when I first got to Africom,” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Our experience, training, equipment, advice and other unique capabilities,” External link

nytimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “Our experience, training, equipment, advice and other unique capabilities,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “obvious we were not as prepared there at Manda Bay as we needed to be,” “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS” External link

theepochtimes Friday, January 31, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "While we should not try to confront each one, we should remain resolute in confronting those who threaten Americans and the American homeland, like al-Shabab the largest, most violent of al-Qaida's branches," "Today, Africa does that with a light and relatively low-cost footprint by supporting African and international partners who are leading these efforts" External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 31, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "What Africom accomplishes with a few people and a few dollars on a continent three and a half times the size of the continental United States is a bargain for the American taxpayer and low-cost insurance for America in that region," "A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest. U.S. Africom stands ready to protect and advance American interests and respond to crises in Africa" External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 31, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : ``A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest,'' External link

voanews Friday, January 31, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : ``We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,'' External link

voanews Friday, January 31, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : ``Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,'' External link

voanews Friday, January 31, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “if we were to withdraw our support from the French precipitously, then that would not go in a good direction.ȁ#x201d; He also stressed that U.S. interest in Africa goes beyond the fight against extremism, highlighting the continent’s economic potential, burgeoning population, vast amount of natural resources including rare minerals and its strategic position overlooking a ȁ#x201c;global crossroads.ȁ#x201d; Africa is key terrain for competition with China and Russia ȁ#x201c;who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

news4jax Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

news4jax Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

therepublic Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

therepublic Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

therepublic Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

680news Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

680news Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

680news Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

tribtown Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence,” External link

tribtown Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

tribtown Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

click2houston Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

click2houston Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : "We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS," "These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa" External link

startribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "who are aggressively using economic and military means to expand their access and influence," External link

startribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : "Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it's established," External link

startribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend added : “We cannot take pressure off major terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS,” “These groups and many others remain an inconvenient reality in Africa” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend asserted : “Of course we know they are reporting back to China first, before the country where it’s established,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend dit : "Je suis très reconnaissant de ce partenariat" External link

libe Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend told : “I intend to very thoroughly assess everything the command does,” External link

garoweonline Friday, July 26, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “I am comfortable with what the command has been doing (in Somalia), but as a new commander I am going to do what all commanders do,” “I am going to give my own look, my own assessment” External link

garoweonline Friday, July 26, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “These things are a part of the conflict. It’s unfortunate, but they are,” External link

garoweonline Friday, July 26, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "This would have been a difficult task for any army in the world ... and to see how far the Iraqis have come since 2014, not only militarily, but in their ability to put their differences aside and focus on a common enemy, gives real hope to the people of Iraq that after years of fighting and instability, peace and security are attainable," External link

albawaba-en Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "The warriors of the coalition join me in congratulating our comrades in the Iraqi security forces on this achievement and wish them good luck and Allah's blessings for the fight on the west side that lies ahead," External link

albawaba-en Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “This would have been a difficult task for any army in the world,” “And to see how far the Iraqis have come since 2014, not only militarily, but in their ability to put their differences aside and focus on a common enemy, gives real hope to the people of Iraq that after years of fighting and instability, peace and security are attainable” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 25, 2017 2:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “The entire counter-ISIL Coalition sends our condolences to this hero’s family, friends and teammates. On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL’s hateful and brutal ideology” External link

ibtimes Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:08:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL’s hateful and brutal ideology,” External link

bostonherald Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : “The entire counter-ISIL Coalition sends our condolences to this hero’s family, friends and teammates. On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL’s hateful and brutal ideology” External link

ibtimes Friday, November 25, 2016 10:14:00 AM EAT

Stephen J Townsend said : "Throughout each phase of the campaign to liberate Raqqa, the coalition will continually consult with allies and partners as we plan for the city's ultimate seizure and governance once ISIL is defeated," "We are confident that this next phase will continue the momentum that the coalition and our partners have achieved, and that together we will deliver ISIL a lasting defeat" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, November 8, 2016 12:24:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
commanding general of combined joint task force7.69%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
commander15.38%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
commander of combined joint task force30.77%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
general19.23%EN07/11/201711/07/2017
lieutenant general11.54%EN07/11/201711/07/2017
commanding general11.54%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
commander of the coalition3.85%EN11/25/201625/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Stephen J. TownsendEN97.14%
Stephen J. TownsendPT2.86%
Stephen J. TownsendFR0.00%


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