U.S. Africa Command: Shaping Africa for the Future
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The emergence of Africa as a front on the Global War on Terror has elevated the importance of Phase Zero and shaping operations in this region. It is argued the current Unified Command Plan is ill designed to address the complexities of the continent of Africa and that a proposed United States Africa Command would be better positioned to leverage the advantages of a robust, cohesive Theater Security Cooperation Plan. This new division of Areas of Responsibilities can be analyzed in terms of operational art and the principle of warfare and finally concludes that it is time for the United States to focus a renewed attention on African issues and that the designation of a new Combatant Commander would be a demonstrable statement of our concern.
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