US Pentagon’s Prioritization of Counter-Terrorism on African Continent

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses US military presence on the African continent and the Pentagon’s prioritization of counter-terrorism and military activity.  Shank highlights case studies in Somalia, Libya and Cameroon and how the Defense Department has provided billions in military aid and arms sales and failed to prioritize vaccines/health and, more generally, sustainable development. Audio courtesy of the John Batchelor Show.