24 June 1997
Military Medical Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa
The DoD "Point of the Spear" for a new Century
The paper focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and its strategic significance for the US in the post-Cold War era. The author argues that the region may be of vital national security interest for the country. The paper outlines how Africa has emerged as one of the hot-zone regions from which devastatingly lethal pandemic diseases can emerge and how therefore disease monitoring and prevention in the region is of direct national security interests to the US as well.
© 1997 Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College (SSI)
C William Fox Jr