Future of Africa

Theresa Whelan was interviewed about the Defense Department’s AFRICOM and the strategic importance of Africa to the U.S. and the… read more

Theresa Whelan was interviewed about the Defense Department’s AFRICOM and the strategic importance of Africa to the U.S. and the world. AFRICOM will be a unified combat command for all of Africa, beginning September 30, 2008. Africa previously has been divided between the European Command and two others. Topics included the role of Africa in the post-Cold War world, the threat of al Qaeda and terrorism, and interfacing with the State Department. 

After Ms. Whelan left, the journalists discussed her responses. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Susan Swain Co-President and Co-COO C-SPAN
  • Theresa Whelan Deputy Assistant Secretary Department of Defense->African Affairs
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Future of Africa

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Program ID:
200351-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Roundtable
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 12, 2007
Last Aired:
Aug 13, 2007

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  • Aug 12, 2007 | 9:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 12, 2007 | 5:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 13, 2007 | 5:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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