Accession Number:

ADA109651

Title:

The Limits of Superpower Intervention: Africa.

Descriptive Note:

Strategic issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-11-20

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This memorandum examines the limitations to superpower military involvement in sub-Saharan Africa. The author analyzes those elements of the African dynamic which inhibit such involvement, such as African nationalism and the issue of majority rule in Southern Africa among others. Superimposed on those limitations dictated by Africa itself are those limits that the superpowers place on themselves. The author concludes that superpower competition in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly military competition, will increase in the coming years and offers recommendations for the United States to increase its chances for success within these limitations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE