Accession Number:

ADA509696

Title:

A Brighter Future for the Dark Continent: The United States Military in the Gulf of Guinea

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA SCHOOL OF ADVANCED WARFIGHTING (SAW)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Featured during the recent G-8 Summit in Scotland, Sub-Saharan Africa is attracting renewed attention at the highest levels of the U.S. government. As United States Africa policy becomes inextricable tied to U.S. energy security and the Global War on Terrorism GWOT, it becomes increasingly important to assess the U.S. militarys posture in relation to American interests. One particular African sub-region that has only recently begun to capture U.S. attention is the Gulf of Guinea. In order to better protect its rapidly expanding strategic interests in the Gulf of Guinea, the United States needs to consider significant changes to its military posture in westcentral Africa.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE