TITLE

INTO AFRICA A New Frontier in the WAR ON TERROR

AUTHOR(S)
Paterson, Pat
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2006, Vol. 132 Issue 5, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that Africa has emerged into the spotlight of global counter-terror operations because of repealed appearances of Africans among the foreign lighters in Iraq. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are concerned that the vast and lawless expanses of Africa could make the continent a potential terrorist sanctuary. The reasons that make Africa a safe haven for terrorist organizations are the same ones that make the continent difficult for American military operations. The challenges associated with making inroads onto the continent, perhaps the must impoverished, corrupt, and ungoverned region on the planet, leave the Navy and Marines with a daunting task before them.
ACCESSION #
20774866

 

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