Emerging U.S. Africa Policy Focuses on Security Issues

American support for democracy, development and health may no longer be policy cornerstones as they have been for all post-Cold War presidents, Democratic and Republican, writes Reed Kramer. At the White House, a former Pentagon Africa counter-terrorism director has been chosen as senior Africa policy aide. No choice has yet been made for the post of Assistant Secretary of State for Africa in the State Department. 

United States special forces train troops from NIger: While Africa policy was not debated during the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump as candidate and president consistently emphasized his commitment to fighting terrorism.

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