“This is a test case for democracy not only in Burkina Faso but across Africa”, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for African Affairs, now senior adviser to the president of the U.S. Institute of Peace,
“...a new world order—post-World War II, post-Soviet Union implosion—being built...Tyranny, terrorism, challenges and threats to our country...is going to be with us. It’s a reality....”
2/18/08 Vice Admiral Robert T. Moeller at the AFRICOM Conference said AFRICOM'S guiding principle is protecting “the free flow of natural resources from Africa to the global market”, citing China’s increasing presence in the region as challenging American interests.
STATE DEPT. & AFRICOM: the new U.S. military command for Africa, working closely with the State Department to employ “the three D’s” – defense, diplomacy and development – to help African nations stabilize themselves...."
3/28/12 Jeffrey Gettleman
US National Security geostrategy merges the '3 Ds': Diplomacy, Development, Defense
Sustainability: A Lens for National Security