Major General Arnold Fields on the Africa Center
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On February 6th 2007 the new United States African Command, AFRICOM, was created to address "the emerging strategic importance of Africa, and recognizing that peace and stability on the continent impacts not only Africans, but the interests of the U.S. and international community as well."However the US department of Defense has been criticized for overstepping its boundaries by combining its military operation missions with the diplomatic elements. With the controversy concerning objectives and communication, the security of many African nations may be highly dependent on AFRICOM - World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.