da Cruz, José de Arimatéia; Stephens, Laura K.
September 2010
Journal of Third World Studies;Fall2010, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p193
Academic Journal
In this article the authors consider aspects of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom), a military endeavor undertaken to extend the influence and reach of the U.S. armed forces in Africa. At issue is the nature of the force, and a discussion of whether it is intent on forging alliances with the nations of the region or whether it is a neo-colonial organization. A number of topics are addressed including the geopolitical goals of the United States, the role played by African in U.S. foreign policy, and the state of U.S. relations with Africa.


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