b real, in the comments, points me to this article about the possibility of Liberia hosting Africom HQ. It includes the following sentence:
The new command’s main mission will be to stabilize weak or poor countries by training the local security forces and providing humanitarian aid.
When I read it I see some things have been left out. These omissions are part of Bush/Cheney’s standard operating approach to the world, but they’ve been around since before Bush/Cheney. “The new command’s main mission will be to stabilize weak or poor countries,” or destabilize countries who may oppose or disagree with United States oil interests and intentions. And “training the local security forces” brings the notorious School of the Americas to mind, which has helped bring so much peace and security to Central and South America in the form of coups, torture, and destabilization.