Africa Command : U. S. Strategic Interests And The Role Of The U. S. Military In Africa

Author: Lauren Ploch
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: africa, military, role, strategic, command, interests
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437920624
ISBN-13: 9781437920628

Book Description:

On Feb. 6, 2007, the Bush Admin. announced the creation of a new unified combatant command, U.S. Africa Command or AFRICOM, to promote U.S. national security objectives in Africa and its surrounding waters. Prior to AFRICOM¿s establishment, U.S. military involvement on the continent was divided among 3 commands: European Command, Central Command, and Pacific Command. The new command¿s area of responsibility includes all African countries except Egypt. Contents of this report: (1) Issues for Congress; (2) The DoD Proposal for a New Africa Command; (3) U.S. Strategic Interests in Africa; (4) U.S. Mil. Assistance and Security Cooperation in Africa: An Expanding Role; (5) Regional Perspectives; (6) Congressional Interest and Oversight Issues.

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