Africa Command: Opportunity for Enhanced Engagement or the Militarization of U.S.-Africa Relations?

"AFRICOM will not be accepted in Africa if it does not take into account the desires and aspirations of the African people for peace, security and development. The policy that AFRICOM aims to enhance should be reflective of the African realities: growing multipartism and democratic consolidation, the continuing quest for sustainable development, the need to enhance state capacity, the craving for good governance, promotion of human security, etc. Any foreign assistance to Africa must incorporate these realities, as well as the desires and aspirations of the African people. AFRICOM will have a win/win outcome if it is reflective of these facts and is presented as a mutually beneficial partnership."