The US Military in Africa: Enhancing Security and Development?Jessica Piombo, editor
Recent US security policy toward Africa has adopted a multidimensional approach—including the use of military assets to promote economic development and good governance—that has raised questions and generated considerable debate. Can actors like the US military develop appropriate methods to address both US and African interests? What blend of civilian and military programs are most likely to produce the best outcomes? And more fundamentally, is the military the appropriate actor to undertake governance and development projects?
The authors of The US Military in Africa explore these questions, providing an insightful combination of conceptual analysis and rich case studies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Piombo is associate professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.
- Addressing Security Threats in Africa—J. Piombo.
- The Military’s Role in Development—A.K. Talentino.
- Evolving Civilian and Military Missions—J. Piombo.
- Accountability: A Critical Link in the Security-Development Nexus—D.N. Sharp.
- Security Sector Assistance in Africa, But Where is the Reform?—A.M. Walther-Puri.
- Civil-Military Operations in East Africa: Coordinated Approaches—M. Farrell and J. Lee.
- Maritime Security: The Africa Partnership Station in Ghana—A.R. Vernon and M. Hoar.
- Civil Society and the US Africa Command—T. Crawford and T. Zwicker.
- Toward More Effective Development Assistance—C.L. Bouchat.
- Effectively Integrating Security and Development—G.W. Anderson.
- Pursuing Multidimensional Security—J. Piombo.