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Africom; security, development, and humanitarian functions.


Africom; security, development, and humanitarian functions.

Ed. by Russell L. Barkely.

Nova Science Publishers


151 pages




In February 2007, the US government announced the creation of a new Department of Defense Unified Combatant Command for Africa, AFRICOM. A measure of skepticism--indeed cynicism at times--was heard from within the continent itself, so government officials, defense contractors, and other supporters set about explaining how the new military offensive would further programs that mutually benefit both African and American national interests. Here are some examples: reports from the Congressional Research Service and the Strategic Studies Institute, testimony before various committees and subcommittees of the US House of Representatives, and a statement by Ambassador Mary C. Yates of the Department of State to Major General Michael A. Snodgrass of the US Air Force Africa Command.

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