August 16, 2014

U.S. as Handmaiden to Africa's Generals

De Waal & Mohammed, New York Times

The Associated Press

Washington has the means to do much more. A single aircraft carrier has a crew as large as the entire American diplomatic service posted abroad. The cost of developing the fleet of F-35 stealth fighter planes could fund the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development and all United Nations peacekeeping operations for nearly 20 years. Security in Africa will not be achieved by giving more power and money to African military forces. It will be achieved by supporting diplomacy, democracy and development.

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TAGGED: U.S. Foreign Policy, Africa

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