US strategical interest in Africa


US strategical interest in Africa

US strategical interest in Africa

WikiLeaks Document Release
February 2, 2009
Congressional Research Service
Report RL34003
Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of
the U.S. Military in Africa
Lauren Ploch, Analyst in African Affairs
January 5, 2009
Abstract. This report provides a broad overview of U.S. strategic interests in Africa and the role of U.S.
military efforts on the continent as they pertain to the creation of AFRICOM. A discussion of AFRICOM’s
mission, its coordination with other government agencies, and its basing and manpower requirements is included.

Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress

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