"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
Thursday, June 2, 2011
This is a great report. It gives the history of both AFRICOM and our involvement on the continent in a consolidate, easy to access format. In particular, Appendix A and B are very useful:
Appendix A. History of U.S. Military Involvement in Africa
Appendix B. Instances of the Use of U.S. Armed Forces in Africa, 1950-2009
Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa
22 March 2011
By Lauren Ploch