Accession Number:

AD1042837

Title:

Regional Engagement in Africa: Closing the Gap Between Strategic Ends and Ways

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

CIVIL AFFAIRS AREA (B) (354TH) RIVERDALE MD RIVERDALE

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The East African Standby Force EASF is East Africas contribution to the African Unions African Standby Force, which is an international and continental military force with both a civilian and police component to be deployed in Africa during times of crisis. Although the EASF is still under development and in need of capacity-building assistance, the United States does not have the authorities to provide direct assistance to this regional force. Instead, Washington must rely on bilateral assistance mechanisms that are cumbersome and less efficient than dealing directly with the EASF.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE