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HIST 361 Violence, War & Militarism in Modern Africa: U.S. Government and Military

Provides access to diplomatic, military, and political information on this topic from governmental and non-governmental sources.

U.S. Government and Military

The U.S. Government produces many information resources documenting its relationships with and policies toward African countries.  Examples include:

State Dept. Fact Sheets (Succinct background summaries)
State Dept. Bureau of African Affairs
State Dept Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons
State Dept. Historians Office (Documents U.S. diplomatic history through the documentary collection Foreign Relations of the United States and these additional historical volumes from the University of Wisconsin Libraries.
U.S. Agency for International Development (Agency responsible for administering non-military U.S. Government foreign assistance. See also this agency's U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Green Book) for detailed U.S. foreign aid statistics.)
U.S. Declassified Documents Online (Purdue Users Only)

Central Intelligence Agency
CIA World Factbook (Annual compendium of quick reference information on world countries.)
CIA Freedom of Information Act (Provides access to historic CIA documents, including National Intelligence Estimates, on various countries and regions.)
CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence-In-house CIA historical research center publishing the journal Studies in Intelligence

U.S. Military resources on Africa include:

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) (Military component responsible for coordinating U.S. security interests in Africa).
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (Defense Dept. division responsible for promoting U.S. military assistance)
Army Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO)-Located at Fort Leavenworth, KS
U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute-Africa Research
United States Forces Somalia After Action Report (Covers U.S. military actions between 1992-1994)
Joint Special Operations University Publications-(Fort Hurlburt, FL-Emphasize special forces aspects of military operations)
Africa Center for Strategic Studies (National Defense University research center focusing on Africa)
Institute for National Strategic Studies (National Defense University research center focusing on international security)

Energy Information Administration Country Information (Provides information about foreign country energy resources and policies)
U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook:  Africa & Middle East (Provides information about foreign country mineral resources and policies)

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service Global Agriculture Information Network (Reports on country agricultural conditions & developments)

White House & State Dept. Benghazi Talking Points on Benghazi Bombing Memos obtained through Judicial Watch litigation. (April 2014)

State Dept. Inspector General Report (Aug. 2015) on Benghazi Accountability Review Board Followup.

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