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Event

The United States Africa Command: Protecting US Interests and Supporting African Capacity

Friday 16 November 2012 16:00 to 17:00 GMT

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

General Carter F Ham, Commander, United States Africa Command
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; and Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House


Type: Research and other events

The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is the most recently established of the nine Combat Commands that together coordinate US military activity around the world. Since it was activated in 2007, AFRICOM has gone through several evolutions as it has sought to adapt to Africa's unique policy and defence demands. In doing so it has generated significant criticism, sometimes based on poor communication and inaccurate or partial information about the Command's purpose and activities.

AFRICOM's Commander, General Carter F Ham, will explain AFRICOM's structure, mission, programmes and activities, and in particular how these are designed to work with the efforts of African states.

For more information please contact Tighisti Amare

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Audio (MP3) The United States Africa Command: Protecting US Interests and Supporting African Capacity (Click to download)

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Filesize: 13.51 MB, Length: 19:35

Audio (MP3) Q&A Recording (Click to download)

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Filesize: 25.3 MB, Length: 36:45

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