African delegates address security challenges – African Land Forces Summit – US Army Africa 11 May 2010


African delegates address security challenges

By Staff Sgt. John T. Crankshaw III, U.S. Army

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The theme of Tuesday afternoon’s discussions at the African Land Forces Summit focused on the myriad of security challenges on the continent with causes ranging from violent extremism to climate change.

Guest speaker Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Miami University, provided the summit’s 31 delegations with an overview of historical trends on continental security, stability, and politics.

“After 1986, the African continent has experienced an increasing tempo of domestic conflicts and peacekeeping through increased militarization,” Herbst said.

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