Sunday, May 26, 2013




Liberia is composed of the descendants of indigenous Africans and freed slaves from the United States.

National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL)
First Liberian Civil War 1989-1996
Second Liberian Civil War 1999-2003
Former rebel leader Charles Taylor took power and led Liberia from 1997 until his resignation in 2003.

In 2005, the U.S. government provided funding for DynCorp and Pacific Architects and Engineers, private military contractors (mercenaries) to train a new 4,000 man Liberian military.
DynCorp was made responsible for individual training and PA&E was responsible for unit training. Liberian candidates had to pass a psychological examination, literacy test, and aptitude test. They were also given back ground checks, and “tested for HIV”.

Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL)
2,100 personnel
Has historically received material and training from the U.S.

The Liberian Air Force was officially disbanded in 2005.

23rd Infantry Brigade

Logistics Command
Communications Platoon

Combat Engineer Company


RPK light machine guns
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
M-16 assault rifles

Liberian Coast Guard

A Liberian Coast Guard boat ramp and concrete perimeter wall built by the U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion (Sea Bees) in 2010.

Patrol Boats, USCG Defender Class. Donated by the U.S. Coast Guard in 2011 (2)

Liberia Maritime Training Institute (LMTI)

Liberia National Police
Approximately 844 personnel

Liberia National Police Training Academy (LNPTA)

Special Security Service (SSS)- Protect the president of Liberia and diplomats. Modeled after the U.S. Secret Service.

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)- Modeled after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN)

Liberian Intelligence
National Security Agency (NSA)
Ministry of National Security (MNS)
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)

Armed Forces of Liberia pictures

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