TITLE

AMERICAN POLICY IN AFRICA

AUTHOR(S)
Emerson, Rupert
PUB. DATE
January 1962
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1962, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p303
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the U.S. policy in Africa. The U.S. is far freer from commitments in Africa south of the Sahara than in any other region of the world. Everywhere else, American policy operates in a setting of old-established friendships and understandings, supplemented in the postwar years by a network of alliances, and American bases are scattered about the globe. From a military standpoint, the U.S. appears to attach no great importance to Africa, save, of course, in terms of the negative consideration that in the cold war era no piece of real estate can be lightly allowed to drift into the hands of the enemy. American bases have been established only in Morocco, Libya and Ethiopia, and none exists south of the Sahara. For the foreseeable future the continent is unlikely to be equipped with significant military forces, and the manpower on which the imperial powers have drawn for their recent wars will no longer be available to them. Apart from its material resources, what Africa primarily has to offer is strategic depth for America's European allies, granted that its vast expanses remain in relatively friendly hands.
ACCESSION #
14718395

 

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