Disaster and Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learning from Rwanda
Army Srategic Studies Institute CARLISLE BARRACKS United States
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The author examines policy and strategy implications of violence-induced human disasters in Sub-Saharan Africa with special emphasis on Rwanda. He argues that our senior military leaders, policymakers and strategists must better understand the African security environment. He also warns that to avoid overtaxing the military, U.S. objectives in African disaster relief must be limited. This combination of limited policy goals and operational efficiency will allow the U.S. military to serve public demands at a minimal cost to its other efforts. Sub-Saharan Africa, Rwanda, Human disasters, Disaster relief operations, EUCOM, Third World, Tutsi, Hutu, UNAR, RPF, OAU, Humanitarian relief.