Yglesias

In Defense of AFRICOM

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Robert Farley points out that it’s not as if there was no US military involvement in Africa before the creation of a new Africa Command, it’s just that responsibility for Africa was divided up in a pretty nonsensical way between different theater commands. AFRICOM organizes things more sensibly, and sets up a situation where the military officers making decisions about Africa have some incentive to develop meaningful knowledge of the continent.