The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa: The Other Front on the Global War on Terror
Author(s)Bates, Ted R.
Contributor(s)FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY MEDFORD MA
KeywordsGovernment and Political Science
Sociology and Law
Military Forces and Organizations
*JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES
*MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)
CJTF-HOA(COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE-HORN OF AFRICA)
AFRICOM(US AFRICA COMMAND)
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AbstractThe wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dominate the headlines because of the violence, the bloodshed, and the political controversy which they ignite. Although these two campaigns are well publicized and have been going on for several years, they do not represent the only fronts against the global war on terrorism (GWOT). There is a less publicized but equally important front on the GWOT known as the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, or CJTF-HOA. This project addresses the following questions: (1) What was the impetus behind the creation of the CJTF-HOA?, (2) What is the CJTF-HOA mission and the history behind it?, (3) What dimension of power will CJTF-HOA apply to execute its mission?, (4) What means are being employed by the CJTF-HOA to accomplish its mission?, (5) Is there an effective interagency process?, and (6) What is the way ahead for CJTF-HOA? The CJTF-HOA mission is to conduct unified actions in the combined joint operations area of the Horn of Africa to prevent conflict, promote regional stability, and protect Coalition interests in the fight against extremism.
Civilian Research Project. Senior Service Fellowship Project.