The volume of military involvement in Africa is increasing while the responsibilities are divided between THREE combatant commands:

  • Pacific Command (PACOM) gets the island of Madagascar (east coast of Africa
    (excluding the waters north of 5° S and west of 68° E). (PACOM gets 50% of the earth’s surface.)
  • Central Command (CENTCOM) gets the Horn of Africa.
  • Europe (EUCOM) gets the rest.

Wouldn’t it make sense to consolidate this AOR under one roof and move beyond Huntington’s wonderment if Africa is it’s own civilization? It isn’t one civilization but it should be one Command.