PENTAGON — The acting top Sergeant Major for Armed Forces of Liberia says he is concerned about terrorists in neighboring countries spilling into his homeland.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with VOA, Command Sgt. Maj. Karmoh Duke Freeman said the “worrisome” terrorism developments outside Liberia must be deterred with additional forces.
“We asked our partners to get involved immediately so that we’ll curtail the situation,” Freeman said, “because we need more than what we have at our border points.”
The Liberian army of about 2,000 was built “from scratch,” Freeman explained, after the Second Liberian Civil War ended in 2003.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission that helped develop Liberia’s military formally withdrew earlier this year, potentially leaving the nation vulnerabl