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Should the U.S. be training and equipping African armies? The logic of security assistance and its discontents

This month, I wrote a short piece on U.S. security assistance in Africa that was published as the “featured analysis” in the August 2014 issue of the “Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor,” compiled and edited by Consultancy Africa Intelligence. CAI has … Continue reading

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US security assistance: Leahy Law under fire

In April I wrote a lengthy post on the logic of U.S. foreign military assistance that you can read here. Last week the New York Times ran another instructive piece on the issue, focusing on a key component: the 16-year-old … Continue reading

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Amateur Hour?: Reframing the Debate over US Security Assistance

On Sunday, the New York Times ran a timely “Room for Debate” discussion on the benefits and drawbacks of the current American system for training foreign militaries. You can read the six contributions to the debate here. While an important … Continue reading

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