Accession Number : ADA255204
Title : Joint and Combined Military Force: A Possible Solution to African Economic Problems.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
Personal Author(s) : Arogbofa, Jones O.
Report Date : JUN 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 154
Abstract : Africa remains the least developed continent in the world. The dismal state of the continent's economic and political development underscores the myriad problems now afflicting most of the continent's states. There have been many attempts to solve Africa's problems since it has attained independence. Despite these attempts, however, most states continue their downward slide. This writer opines that real progress will not be achieved until a majority of the states adopt some radical structural changes. This study proposes one change which could provide some solutions would be to establish a Joint and Combined Military Force for Africa (JCMFA). The JCMFA would play a defense/deterrence role against external and internal intervention and aggression in Africa. It would also involve mediation and peaceful negotiation to resolve African crises. The goals of the JCMFA would be to make Africa a safe, secure, peaceful continent in which African leaders could develop policies and procedures to forward African affairs. A secure and peaceful Africa would encourage economic growth, attract foreign investors, encourage technological development and industrialization, aid economic recovery, and stabilize African political and social systems.
Descriptors : *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *DETERRENCE , *AFRICA , RECOVERY , POLICIES , FOREIGN , RECREATION , AFRICANS , MAJORITIES , DOCTRINE , NEGOTIATIONS , INTERVENTION , EXTERNAL , ECONOMICS , THESES , INTERNAL
Subject Categories : ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE