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.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA255204


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