Accession Number:

ADA589306

Title:

Evaluating U.S. Military Engineering Efforts In East Africa

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Some states in Africa in the 21st century possess many of the same challenges as Afghanistan did in 1989 when the Soviet Union pulled out. These regimes have weak or failing governments, high poverty and disease rates, porous borders, and serious security issues. Therefore, it is in the United States strategic interest that Africa does not follow the same path as Afghanistan. This paper analyzes the capabilities the United States has available from a military engineering perspective to assist East Africa, what the United States is currently doing with that capability in East Africa, and whether that effort is accomplishing U.S. strategic objectives there.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE