Friday, October 10, 2008
First U.S. Command in Africa Calls For Light Touch | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com: "Not everybody is in favor of the scaling back of AFRICOM. Many African security experts believe that a blurring of lines between military and development missions would help the continent. 'You could say that soldiers are problematic,' says Naison Ngoma, Director of the Security Governance Program at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. 'But humanitarian organizations won't go into areas that aren't secure; so they should work hand in glove with the military.' Down the road, of course, a certain amount of mission creep may be inevitable. It may even be desirable."