Il Faut le Faire Ensemble (We Must Work Together) - Operational Considerations for Working with the French in Africa
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Due to the African continents strategic importance, the United States will be engaged in Africa for years to come. In an era of competing global demands in which assets and resources are at a premium, it is imperative to leverage existing opportunities in achieving strategic objectives in Africa thus, creative multilateral cooperation is fundamental in successful theater security cooperation. France, because of its significant presence, security relationships, cultural ties, and historical relations in Africa, is critical to successful U.S. theater security cooperation and crisis response in Africa, and will be for the foreseeable future. Regional Combatant Commanders must work with the French in Africa in order to achieve successful theater security cooperation and U.S. strategic objectives.
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