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Access to Africa: Setting the Theater for Long-Term Strategic Success


Success at the strategic level in Africa is attained through a long-term, integrated effort with country teams, African partners and U.S. allies. Lasting progress requires these relationships and a continuous, collaborative process that increases U.S. Army Africa’s organizational knowledge of the African theater and maximizes the “three D’s” —diplomacy, development and defense—which are the pillars that promote and protect U.S. national security interests abroad.

To support U.S. Africa Command’s Theater Campaign Plan objectives and achieve U.S. national interests, U.S. Army Africa’s long-term effort provides access to the continent, reinforces long-term security stability efforts and enhances Army readiness.

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Kirk, H.C. IV. And Hernandez, A. (2017). Access to Africa: Setting the Theater for Long-Term Strategic Success. Army Magazine. November 2017. 32-37.