NYTimes: U.S. Increases Antiterrorism Exercises With African Militaries and Long Emphasis on Terror May Hurt U.S. in Conventional War, Army Chief Says – 26 May and 15 May 2016


The training focuses on how to defend civilian targets on a continent that has become a significant battleground in the war against militant Islam.

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Govern, Kevin H., Smart Power for Hard Problems: The Role of Special Operation Forces Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights in Africa (July 10, 2013). 1 U. Balt. J. Int’l L. 154 et. seq. (2013). Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2292716

Govern, Kevin H., Drone Operations in Current US Counterterrorism Strategy in Africa (February 11, 2013). JURIST – Forum, February 2013 . Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2216930

Govern, Kevin H., 21st Century Africa as an ‘Arc of (In)Stability’: U.S. And African Economic, Security, and Development Policies Advanced Through U.S. Africa Command Initiatives (2011). Connecticut Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, No. 281, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2093440