Accession Number : ADA119687

Title :   Sub-Saharan Africa's Changing Military Environment.

Descriptive Note : Study rept.


Personal Author(s) : Thom,William G

PDF Url : ADA119687

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The conventional wisdom about the African military is becoming out dated. African armies have reached a watershed in their transision from the internal secureity-oriented forces of their colonial origins, to becoming national armed forces with serious defense responsibilities. Available data indicate that African forces are growing in size, sophistication and combat capability that is important in the African context. Their capacity for waging war is improving and this will have a significant impact on the frequency, scope and character of African wars of the future. African armies are becoming more externally oriented and regional military powers are developing. All of these trends are changing Africa's military environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military forces(Foreign), Subsaharan Africa, National defense, Operational effectiveness, International relations

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE