The ASF and AFRICOM: Partnering for Peace in Africa
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA PEACEKEEPING AND STABILITY OPERATIONS INST
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There is a greater focus on peacekeeping in Africa than any other region in the world. There are sixteen current operational United Nations Peacekeeping missions spanning the globe, and seven of these missions are in Africa. Recognizing the need to have the capacity to intervene in crises, the African Union AU has taken the lead in security development and established a peace and security architecture intended for continental stability. The African Standby Force ASF, the military arm of this architecture, can supply the means to this peacekeeping and stabilization effort. The United States, via US Africa Command USAFRICOM and particularly US Army Africa USARAF, in concert with African member states and international partners, can do much to bolster the development of the ASF.
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