Accession Number : ADA583521


Title :   Africom at 5 years: The Maturation of a New U.S. Combatant Command


Descriptive Note : The Letort papers


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE


Personal Author(s) : Brown, David E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a583521.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 126


Abstract : (The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the newest of the six U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) geographic combatant commands (CCMDs), was created in 2007 amid great controversy in both Africa and the United States over its location and mission. Over the last 5 years, AFRICOM has matured greatly, overcome much of the initial resistance from African stakeholders, and addressed most U.S. interagency concerns about the Command s size and proper role within the U.S. national security/foreign policy community. AFRICOM is a CCMD Plus, because it also has: 1) a broader soft power mandate aimed at building a stable security environment; and, 2) a relatively larger personnel contingent from other U.S. Government agencies. The Letor Paper is divided into five parts.


Descriptors :   *AFRICA , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *MISSIONS , ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , DIPLOMATS , ENVIRONMENTS , FOREIGN , FOREIGN POLICY , FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS , NATIONAL SECURITY , POLICIES , RESISTANCE , SECURITY , STABILITY , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE