How Would a Military Drawdown Affect U.S. Engagement in Africa?

An alleged draw-down or pull-back of US military engagement in West Africa may not be what it seems, argues Peter Tinti on the Trend Lines podcast from the World Politics Review.

The United States’ military presence on the African continent is often ambiguous and occasionally secretive, obscuring their operational footprint in a manner consistent with remote warfare. The proliferation of “advise and assist” operations in partnership with local actors prompts a number of questions over the United States’ security and material interests in the region. This podcast seeks to answer some of the questions of what a purported draw-down of US military presence in West Africa means in the local context.

Source:

World Politics Review. (2015). How Would a Military Drawdown Affect U.S. Engagement in Africa?