Roll Call cites the Atlantic Council for hosting an event with US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield:
Over the past couple days, including again Thursday, Obama administration officials previewing next week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit have been reinforcing the following message about a continent with a number of national security hotspots right now: The answer isn’t just the military.
“On foreign assistance, I think we will be looking at the broad range of foreign assistance, not just the military side,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary of State for Africa affairs, said Thursday at an Atlantic Council event previewing the summit. “We did hear in consultations with African governments that they wanted to take about peace and security, how they can better fill the capacity to respond to securtiy challenges on the continent. It is multifaceted. It is not just the U.S. military involved in that.”