Accession Number:

ADA504873

Title:

Shaping the Marine Corps Today for its Future Role in West Africa Engagement

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Over the past several years, the United States Government U.S. has started to appreciate the strategic importance of Africa. However, because of patterns of ethnic violence, disease, terrorist activities, and other governmental and economic challenges, the future of Africa is uncertain. To combat this uncertainty, the US has begun to take a holistic approach toward achieving its strategic objectives regarding Africa. The Department of Defense will contribute to the U.S. government efforts by establishing a Geographic Combatant Command on the continent of Africa. U.S. Africa Command AFRICOM will focus its effort on theatre security cooperation, building security capacity, improving governance, deterring aggression and responding to crises.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE