(Posted 5:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 13, 2010)
When President Obama took office 15 months ago, it was widely expected that he would dramatically change, or even reverse, the militarized and unilateral security policy that had been pursued by the Bush administration toward Africa, as well as toward other parts of the world.
After more than a year in office, however, it is clear that the Obama administration is following essentially the same policy that has guided U.S. military policy toward Africa for more than a decade. Indeed, the Obama administration is seeking to expand U.S. military activities on the continent even further.
The full details are outlined in a special report by Inter-Press Service correspondent Daniel Volman, which you can read HERE.