Accession Number : ADA262595


Title :   The Department of Defense Role in African Policy


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Butts, Kent H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262595.pdf


Report Date : 17 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : The author argues that the United States has strategic interests in Africa that are important to the new U.S. regional strategy. Although somewhat obscured because of Somalia, these interests remain important to the principles of forward presence, power projection, reconstitution, and maritime superiority contained in the National Military Strategy. The author contends that, if focused and moderately funded by Congress, existing DOD programs can provide meaningful support to humanitarian interests while sustaining the military-to- military contacts necessary to maintain U.S. strategic interests. He concludes that such an approach is the only hope for long-term U.S. strategic interests in Africa to be properly addressed. Cold war, Humanitarian interests, Horn of Africa, Operation RESTORE HOPE, National Military Strategy, Geostrategic interests, Africa.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY , *SOMALIA , *AFRICA , CONGRESS , UNITED STATES , COLD WAR , OPERATION , POWER


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE