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AF trainees - WASHINGTON <AP< — The cadets from Tunisia,...
WASHINGTON <AP< — The cadets from Tunisia, Nigeria, Lib- Defense Department announced eria. and probably other African Friday the start of a two-faceted nations. About 75 men will be program to producc a nucleus of trained in each class. trained professional military offi- The long-range program, also cers for emerging African nations, beginning immediately, involves The program will be conducted five-year courses—four years at beat U.S. military bases and on the U.S. civilian universities followed campuses of American univer- by a year of post-graduate sities. tary training at U.S. military “This training program is in- school. tended to provide. . .a cadre of The Pentagon said the long- strictly professional officers pre- range program, which will be pared t0 Prctect ,hc legally con- small, “Is intended to develop key stituted go-vernments against sub- African military personnel to version and domestic disorder,” serve as the nucleus of leadership the Pentagon said. for the military forces of their .. . Proto»»»«/ mtar, t,m«9 Planned tor New African Nations WASHTVr.mN (API _ Thnra/lnl, Timicn Mi 0 nria To meet short-range needs, the respective counties.” Army, starting this month, will While at American universities, conduct a six-month leadership the Africans will take the reserve course at Ft. Knox. Ky. There, officer training course, as do African soldiers selected by their American college students, governments will be taught to Three Libyan military cadets handle the duties of junior offi- have arrived in the United States cers. to take engineering courses at The first class will include Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. Others are expected irom Liberia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Libya within the next few months. Each African country will be limited to 10 students in the five- his year program. Husband and Wife Admitted to Hospital A Pottstown man and > wife were admitted to Memorial cost ot l^,s I°nS-range ef- within hours of each fort will be shared by the Alrican other Friday night. nations and the United States. t ,, d onri Mrc wlth the Africans underwriting uirkrl ms North *‘rst two yeai's of the pro­ ^bdr‘cs Bickel, 1315 Noith Pentagon said In the Charlotte street, are reported * ’ 8 d : . other three years, the U.S. cost P satisfactory condition by hos- °^c*als- was estimated at $17,820 for each student. Officials said it will cost an estimated estimated $3,093 for each African trainee in the six-month course at Ft. Knox. The United States will pick up the tab for this. The first class so far numbers only 44 men, but later classes are expected to reach the full 75 quota.

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  1. The Mercury,
  2. 06 Jul 1963, Sat,
  3. Page 18

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