By now, it should be no surprise that America’s military presence in Africa has long been the subject of controversy.
It has, after all, been the continent’s primary ally in the Cold War.
But now, a new project is trying to change that, one that will transform the way the U.S. and its allies in the region fight terror, while also helping to sustain local economies.
It’s called Africom, and the new project aims to provide “a global platform for the delivery of quality, high-quality services” to African nations.
This is the kind of project that President Trump has been calling for for years, and which he has touted as a key component of the U: a way to build upon the successes of America’s Cold War alliances and build a stronger U.N. Security Council.
And this is the project that Africom is headed up by, with the support of the National Defense Industrial Association, a Pentagon contractor that works on a wide range of projects across the military, security, and intelligence sectors.
The company has already started work on the project, which it is calling Africom-Africa.
The new project was announced last month in a Pentagon press release, but it’s already received the lion’s share of media attention.
And while the press release didn’t provide any details on the new work, there was one key detail that was quickly picked up by social media users: the fact that Africam is headed by an African American.
The project is being managed by the African American Leadership Council, which is comprised of five African American women who are leaders in government and government-owned businesses.
These women have already made it clear that they’re not the only African Americans who will be part of Africom’s staff and executive teams.
“We’re going to have an incredible team that includes people of color and people of different backgrounds,” said one of the leaders of the African Americans Leadership Council.
“It’s a very diverse team.
We’re not just white.
We’ll have diverse people from all walks of life.”
The new Africom has the potential to be a major boost for the region, which currently ranks 19th out of 30 countries in terms of its size, and where its population of more than 4 million is less than half of that of South Africa or Kenya.
But its scope and scope is more ambitious than that of any previous U.A.E. military effort, and it will be far more ambitious in scale than any other U.s. military program.
It’s also going to require a lot of money.
The $25-billion Africom project, announced in June by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, will have a projected cost of $20 billion.
But that figure doesn’t include the U’s own development assistance and other foreign assistance, which Africom plans to deliver to African countries.
“This is not going to be one project, one program, but a new program that is going to deliver on all of the things that you see in the US.AID programs that are delivering on all the commitments that we make in Africa,” said David Leopold, director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“And I think that’s very important, because you have to keep these commitments, because the African community will not stand for another one of these.”
In addition to building a new military infrastructure, Africom also plans to expand its reach into government, industry, and civil society.
The program will also use the money to “build capacity in the African military and civilian sector to provide support to the African National Congress and to the National Congress of Uganda,” according to the press report.
In addition to the $25 million in annual military aid, Africam will also “establish a partnership with the African Development Bank and the African Economic Forum, which are key partners in the creation of a strong, prosperous African economy.”
Africom will also be responsible for developing the “Nations Strategic and Security Partnership,” an initiative to help African countries better integrate their security and economic institutions.
The initiative is a major piece of the broader strategy to “mobilize Africa for a better future,” Africom said in a press release.
“With Africom at the forefront, we will build the foundations for a strong African security and economy,” the statement said.
But Africom isn’t the only U. in the process of transforming itself from Cold War-era military power to a modern force in Africa.
In 2017, the Pentagon also announced that it would be developing a new African military partnership, with a focus on military training, technology transfer, and collaboration.
Africom had already been involved in building this new program in 2017, and now it’s being led by two African Americans: James H. Kallstrom, an attorney at the law firm of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Jenner & Block