The US government has promoted AFRICOM, the newest US combatant command, as a new approach within the US mlitary that combines humanitarian and development functions with defense initiatives. But the history of US engagement with Africa and an assessment of current US concerns in Africa suggest that AFRICOM will promote militarism, US access to African resources, and the US war on terror. This article considers some anthropological concerns about and responses to AFRICOM.
Anthropology Today – Wiley
Published: Oct 1, 2008
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