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.
People in this video
- Swain, Susan Co-President and Co-COO C-SPAN
- Whelan, Theresa Deputy Assistant Secretary Department of Defense->African Affairs
Newsmakers with Senator Dick Lugar
Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, talked about foreign policy…
Newsmakers with Senator James Inhofe
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), the new ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, talked from Tulsa,…
Republican National Campaign Committee
Rep. Cole was interviewed by reporters about the National Republican Campaign Committee and its fundraising…
Witnesses testified about U.S. policy in Africa, strategic cooperation with African nations, and the potential role of…