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International Intelligence Forum 2005, Africa: Perspectives on Multinational Intelligence Cooperation in Africa

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During June 2005, the Joint Military Intelligence College conducted the fourth iteration of its International Intelligence Fellows Program. The purpose of the Fellows Program is to provide a forum for senior leaders to exchange ideas and explore key regional and intelligence issues in an academic and non-attribution setting. Senior military officers and civilian leaders from the U.S. and regional countries are invited each year to participate in two weeks of seminar discussions, debates, case studies, and a notional crisis planning exercise. The three previous International Fellows Programs focused on Europe and Asia and through cooperative frameworks identified opportunities and impediments to multinational security and intelligence cooperation within each diverse region. The fourth program shifted the focus to Africa, a region of the world where multinational security and intelligence capabilities and structures are developing in dynamic and promising ways. Although the notion of multilateral intelligence cooperation is in its infancy in Africa, various issues were identified during the two-week program that provide a framework for further progress in shaping the future of regional security and intelligence cooperation on the continent. This issue of the International Intelligence Forum brings together key conclusions and recommendations from the 2005 International Intelligence Fellows Program. Twelve international and six U.S. Fellows participated in the 2005 program. Countries sending representatives were Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ghana two participants, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda. Five U.S. intelligence entities were represented by six participants the U.S. European Command, the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Central Command--Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, the U.S. Department of State two participants, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Intelligence

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