Brig. Muhoozi attends US army meet
Publish Date: May 30, 2014
Brig. Muhoozi attends US army meet
Brigadier Kainerugaba (centre) exchanges gifts with Admr. William McRaven, the commander of USSOCOM, at his headquarters in Tampa, Florida, US last Saturday
  • mail
  • img

By Vision Reporter

The UPDF Commander of the Special Forces, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, last week joined his contemporaries from around the globe at an International Special Operations Forces (ISOF) conference in Florida, US where they discussed pertinent security issues facing the world today.

The conference was organised by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) that brings together special operations forces from all over the world every two years.

The special operations commanders discussed global trends in countering violent extremist organisations like al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and the LRA. They also explored how to strengthen the relationship between their respective special operations forces.

Admiral William H. McRaven, the Commander of USSOCOM, stressed the importance of building the global network and working together to achieve common goals.

“The problems of extremism, terrorism, international crime that are not unique to any one nation will require all nations to come together to address these issues,” he said.

Admiral McRaven, who has served for decades in the US Special Forces, is also the man who was principally responsible for planning and executing Operation ‘Neptune Spear’, the Navy Seal assault in Pakistan that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden.

The highlight of the conference was a Special Operations exercise with representatives from 16 nations training in tactics in land, sea and air scenarios. Special operations forces representatives from 84 countries attended the meet.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
NRM aspirants warned on witchdoctors
People vying in the NRM primaries are warned against running to witchdoctors for purposes of winning the elections.The coordinator of NRM elections in western Uganda, who is also the RDC for Kabalore district, Stephen Asiimwe, said he had received information that some candidates have started to seek the powers of witchdoctors to give them favours against their opponents....
One dead, several injured in taxi accident
Over 20 people are treating severe injuries following an accident that occurred in Wakiso town along Hoima Road....
Access to electricity key to sustainable development - G20 summit
Studies have shown that equitable access to electricity is a key driver of sustainable development. It is a basic necessity to address central development issues such as poverty and basic health care....
Reach Out Mbuya holds 8th annual sports gala
The annual sports gala organised by Reach Out Mbuya HIV/AIDS Initiative was on Saturday held at Kyambogo University Sports field...
Govt takes child marriage, early pregnancy fight to schools
Government is sending out trained counselors in reproductive health to schools to talk to students, pupils, teachers and parents on the dangers of increasing rate of child marriages and early pregnancies countrywide...
FDC to sue police over harassment
The Forum for Democractic Change (FDC) party will sue the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura and other two senior police officers over harassment....
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter