Accession Number:

AD1001005

Title:

Defense Institution Building in Africa: An Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

RAND Corporation National Defense Research Institute Santa Monica United States

Report Date:

2016-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

195.0

Abstract:

Defense institutions play a critical role sustaining military forces and ensuring that those forces are accountable to and supportive of civilian institutions. Any country can find sustaining such institutions a challenge, but the challenge is particularly acute for many African nations, where democratic governance, economic and social well-being, and security, as well as the resources to address these issues, can be limited or simply not exist. Such challenges notwithstanding, the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review noted that, in Africa, there is also significant opportunity to develop stronger governance institutions and to help build professional, capable military forces that can partner with the United States to address the full spectrum of regional security challenges.1

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE