Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the U.S. Military

Author
Derek S. Reveron
Content Type
Book
Institution
Georgetown University Press
Abstract
when president bush announced in early 2007 that the United States would become more strategically engaged in Africa, it was through the creation of a new military command—U.S. Africa Command—and not through increasing the activities of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) or the State Department's Bureau of African Affairs. Yet this new “combatant” command is not focused on combat at all; it is optimized for promoting international military partnerships through security assistance. In fact, since the announcement was made, the word “combatant” has fallen away with an emphasis on the noncombat functions that this new unified command will fill.
Topic
Security, War
Political Geography
Africa, United States