Are US forces essential to war on terror in Africa’s Sahel region?

In the fight against terrorist groups in Africa, American forces are providing crucial support to the G5 Sahel group (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) in terms of intelligence, logistics and supplies. But while the terrorist threat continues to spread in the region, Africa is no longer a priority for the Pentagon, which could well withdraw its troops, as announced by US President Donald Trump.