The Wall Street Journal quotes Africa Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Sean McFate on the growing influence of armed forces in Africa over the past several decades:

The result has been to create strong armies in weak states, said Sean McFate, a former DynCorp official who trained soldiers in Burundi and Liberia. “If the most capable institution is the military, in a crisis, that is what the country is going to lean on, whether that is the appropriate tool or not,” he said.

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