Accession Number:

ADA525170

Title:

Problems Plaguing the African Union Peacekeeping Forces

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN MILITARY STUDIES OFFICE (ARMY) FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Repeatedly called upon to provide soldiers to intervene in Africas numerous conflicts and potential flashpoints, the military forces of the African Union AU are frequently not up to the task. Factors working against the AUs forces include ill-trained and ill-equipped armies, under-funded operations, disagreements over issues such as border demarcations among several of the AU nations, and linguistic and cultural barriers. Without strong AU military forces capable of providing effective interventions, many African conflicts will either remain unresolved or depend on forces outside the continent to attempt to impose a non-African solution on them.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE