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

Publisher:
Congressional Research Service
Publication Date:
11 July 2011
Tags:
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.


InFocus

U.S. Military Steps Up Engagement With Africa

A spate of recent news reports on U.S. intelligence activity in Africa has renewed debate over the role of the military in shaping American foreign policy towards the continent. In ... Read more »

Follow AllAfrica

  • Become a Facebook fan
  • Follow AllAfrica on Twitter
  • Read AllAfrica on Newsstand
  • Read AllAfrica on Linkedin
  • Sign up for free newsletters
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds
Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.