Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa

Congressional Research Service
Publication Date:
11 July 2011
Africa, United States, Canada and Africa, Arms and Military Affairs

This report provides a broad overview of U.S.strategic interests in Africa and the role of U.S. military efforts on the continent as they pertain to the creation of AFRICOM. A discussion of AFRICOM’s mission, its coordination with other government agencies, and its basing and manpower requirements is included.


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