Accession Number:

ADA255204

Title:

Joint and Combined Military Force: A Possible Solution to African Economic Problems.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

Africa remains the least developed continent in the world. The dismal state of the continents economic and political development underscores the myriad problems now afflicting most of the continents states. There have been many attempts to solve Africas problems since it has attained independence. Despite these attempts, however, most states continue their downward slide. This writer opines that real progress will not be achieved until a majority of the states adopt some radical structural changes. This study proposes one change which could provide some solutions would be to establish a Joint and Combined Military Force for Africa JCMFA. The JCMFA would play a defensedeterrence role against external and internal intervention and aggression in Africa. It would also involve mediation and peaceful negotiation to resolve African crises. The goals of the JCMFA would be to make Africa a safe, secure, peaceful continent in which African leaders could develop policies and procedures to forward African affairs. A secure and peaceful Africa would encourage economic growth, attract foreign investors, encourage technological development and industrialization, aid economic recovery, and stabilize African political and social systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE