During the 1990s The Reaction by the United States to several
High Profile Crises in Africa received copious and in at least one case justified criticism. The One Attempt to have US Troops
on the Ground in a Peacekeeping Capacity ended with the Humiliation of a Administration.
Then in the Middle Part of the Decade the Crisis Spots grew both in number
and in the verocity of the attacks. First there was Rwanda, Then Sierra Leone, then It was the Democratic Republic of the
Congo followed by Ivory Coast and Liberia.
Now the Buzzwords are Darfur, the Niger Delta, Zimbabwe and again Somalia
and the DRC.
Since the United States imports roughly 30% of its Petroleum from the Niger
Delta, Religous Extremism will be a problem for the forseeable future, the Piracy Issues in both the Gulf of Guinea and in
the Gulf of Aden it is clear that the US will need to have a presence in Africa.
Hence AFRICOM was created in 2007 by the Pentagon under the Orders of President