Originally posted 2009-04-07 20:00:13 -0500. Bumped and promoted by carol.
A little update on the goings on with AFRICOM ... It appears that the "mission goals" for AFRICOM are also being questioned by the GAO.
I found this article in the Stars and Stripes:
U.S. Africa Command needs to do a better job of conveying its mission and focus, if it is to overcome lingering concerns that the Defense Department is trying to militarize U.S. foreign policy in Africa, according to a government report issued last week. [emphasis mine]
Combating those misperceptions about its role on the African continent is one of three hurdles to the ultimate success of the Pentagon’s newest combatant command, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
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