U.S. Steps Up Its Military Presence in Africa
Baldauf, Scott, The Christian Science Monitor
When the Bush administration announced the creation of a new Africa Command within its military forces last February, many African diplomats were horrified. Some expressed fears that the US military would follow in the colonial footsteps of Europe in establishing a military presence on the continent with an eye toward controlling Africa's vast resources. But a few African leaders said, "It's about time." This week, Africom - as it is known - becomes officially operational, and the man expected to be confirmed as its first commander, Gen. William Ward, will have his work cut out for him in explaining just what the US military intends to do in Africa. "We can't be the fire …
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