The US Africa Command now has an AFRICOM Dialogue blog. Having ignored African opinion in setting up AFRICOM, it now says:
As we build U.S. Africa Command, we want to talk to people about what the U.S. military is doing in Africa. Just as importantly, I want everyone on the staff to also listen and learn.
I am sure the intention is to listen and learn. But I wonder exactly what they intend to listen to, and learn about. One thing they may want to learn is to collect as much electronic and background data on the people commenting as possible. They can also collect data on the locations of opinions, and whether certain kinds of opinions are clustered or pinpointed in specific geographic areas, and specific computers.
AFRICOM was created by the same people who established Full Spectrum Dominance as the US military posture in the world, and is part of that policy.
Full-spectrum dominance means the ability of U.S. forces, operating alone or with allies, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the range of military operations.
This is an imperial policy, a militarization of US foreign policy, and a danger to any targeted populations.