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Author Diop, Birame, author.

Title Building Africa's airlift capacity : a strategy for enhancing military effectiveness / by Birame Diop, David M. Peyton, and Gene McConville.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Africa Center for Strategic Studies, 2012.


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 5.425:22    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (8 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Africa security brief, 2164-4047 ; no. 22
Africa security brief ; no. 22. 2164-4047
Note "August 2012."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 8).
Summary Growing security threats posed by agile and maneuverable forces such as narcotics traffickers, coastal pirate gangs, and nonstate militias have underscored the critical importance of security force mobility to monitor and protect Africa's enormous land mass and more than 30,000 km of coastline. While commonly viewed as too expensive, airlift assets provide vital capabilities and multiply the effectiveness of Africa's resource-limited militaries and collective peace operations. African states' ability to respond to violent conflict, transnational threats, natural disasters, and other security challenges is severely constrained by limited airlift capacity. Like multilateral institutions elsewhere, the African Union and Africa's Regional Economic Communities should look to partnerships and resource-pooling arrangements to leverage airlift capabilities. In the near term, large-scale African peacekeeping and humanitarian operations will rely on a combination of airlift support from 'anchor states' and external partners, the mobilization of which can be streamlined by creating strategic airlift framework agreements.
Note Online resource, PDF version; title from PDF caption (viewed September 30, 2012).
Subject Airlift, Military -- Africa.
Transportation, Military -- Africa.
Transportation, Military. (OCoLC)fst01155397
Airlift, Military. (OCoLC)fst00802933
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Online resources.
Added Author Peyton, David M., author.
McConville, Gene, author.
National Defense University. Africa Center for Strategic Studies, issuing body.
Added Title Strategy for enhancing military effectiveness
Other Form: Print version: Diop, Birame. Building Africa's airlift capacity (OCoLC)988093543
Gpo Item No. 0378-H-24 (online)
Sudoc No. D 5.425:22

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