Thursday, January 17, 2013

The US has an "innovative and light footprint approach" for Africa

""In Africa, he said, quoting DOD strategic guidance, the US will have an "innovative and light footprint approach." "We don't need large-scale U.S. armed forces operating in Africa," Ham said. "We are much better when we have small tailored forces, that are there for a specific purpose, usually time-limited, to accomplish a specific objective." As defined in the Department of Defense's 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance, the Pacific region has been named a priority, but Ham said that the new guidance doesn't mean the U.S. is no longer interested in Africa.""