African Command - The Newest Combatant Command
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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African Command AFRICOM must be established as the newest Combatant Command in the Unified Command System. The Unified Command Plan UCP currently divides the Continent of Africa into areas of responsibility served by European Command, Central Command, and Pacific Command. This current division of Africa, within the UCP, has led to the creation of seams between the current combatant command boundaries. EUCOMs focus is based on their expansion into the newest NATO countries on their Eastern border. CENTCOMs focus for the indefinite future is on OEF, OIF, and the future of U.S. presence in the Middle East. PACOMs focus has been and remains on the Asian continent. For these and other reasons that will be further developed the UCP must establish AFRICOM as its Combatant Command Headquarters on the African continent.
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