U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)

Panelists talked about AFRICOM, the new, unified combatant command for Africa to oversee security, enhance strategic cooperation, build… read more

Panelists talked about AFRICOM, the new, unified combatant command for Africa to oversee security, enhance strategic cooperation, build partnerships, support nonmilitary missions, and conduct military operations as necessary. President George W. Bush announced its creation on February 6, 2007, and it was officially established in October 2007. The first panel talked about the progress of setting up this new type of command for the continent incorporating officials from other U.S. agencies. The second panel talked about the foreign policy implications of AFRICOM. Panelists answered questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Thomas Donnelly Resident Fellow American Enterprise Institute->Defense and Security Policy
  • Mackenzie Eaglen Senior Policy Analyst Heritage Foundation->National Security
  • Guillaume Lacroix Counselor French Embassy->African and Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Louis Mazel Director Department of State->Office of African Regional and Security Affairs
  • Sean McFate Program Director Bipartisan Policy Center->National Security Initiative
  • Lauren Ploch Analyst Congressional Research Service->African Affairs
  • Brett D. Schaefer Fellow Heritage Foundation->International Regulatory Affairs
  • Edwin F. Sele Deputy Chief of Mission Liberian Embassy
  • Theresa Whelan Deputy Assistant Secretary Department of Defense->African Affairs
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U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)

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Program ID:
204487-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 24, 2008
Last Aired:
Mar 27, 2008

Airing Details

  • Mar 24, 2008 | 10:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 25, 2008 | 4:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 25, 2008 | 2:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 27, 2008 | 5:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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