A Good Investment: United States and Nigeria Security Cooperation
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The United States and Nigeria share common objectives based on security and resources. Theater security cooperation efforts between the nations ensures a stable and secure Nigeria, assists access to resources for the U.S., and facilitates U.S. presence in western Africa despite the influence of other nations such as China and the European Union. In return, Nigeria gains assistance preventing and eliminating threats aimed to undermine good governance, security, and stability. Current security cooperation efforts by AFRICOM, DoS, and USAID are making progress, but more needs to be done. Programs such as Maritime Domain Awareness, military education and training, and FMFFMS have strengthened Nigerian defense. However, making Nigeria an anchor state for West Africa and improving security cooperation for air domain awareness, brown water navy operations, and fisheries management and enforcement will enable AFRICOM to have an immediate impact on not only Nigerias security, but the security of U.S. interests as well.
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