So What Could Happen in such a Scenario?
One Scenario has 20,000 Troops landing in the Delta to Secure the Wells and
Processing Facilities within a 60 Day timeframe. I wonder if this happens would the US Military have the foresight to
plan for improvements in the Infrastructure in the Region?
There were other questions asked as well such as would Diplomatic Pressure
Work? Would Our African and European Allies support or oppose such an action?
One Alternative Suggested South Africa and/or Ghana instead of US Forces.
Having US Forces being seen as supporting a Corrupt or Repressive Nigerian
Government could be seen as Counterproductive to what Goals the US Military was trying to achieve.
There are Two Items that were interesting. First was that General Casey the
US Army Chief of Staff presented the Results of this Game to both President Obama and Senator McCain. The War Game was run
during the Campaign and secondly none of the Officers of AFRICOM were present during this.
The Game Ended with a Coup by one of the Factions within Nigeria and thus
US Troops were not needed.
But does this mean that there may be a time in Place where US Troops will
actually have to enter Nigeria? or the DRC or go back into Somalia?