The Ethiopian Herald quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the recent military cooperation between the United States and Ethiopia:

As an anchor of stability in a very volatile region, Ethiopia’s location on the Horn of Africa–and its proximity to the land and water in surrounding areas makes it of particular strategic importance to the United States. Ethiopia has historically been a strong ally of the United States.

The two sisterly countries fought on the same side during the early days of peace keeping, and more recently worked together in the global effort against terrorism after the September 11, 2001 attacks by al-Qaeda on the American homeland, according to Dr. Peter Pham, Director of the Atlantic Council.

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