Democracy, Development, and Defense: Rebalancing U.S.-Africa Policy, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, May 16, 2019   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the May 16, 2019 hearing on "Democracy, Development, and Defense: Rebalancing U.S.-Africa Policy" held before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening state of Eliot L. Engel: "This morning, the committee will hear from officials from the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Defense Department about American efforts to promote democracy, sustainable development, and regional stability in Africa and how the Administration is working across agencies to achieve our goals. [...] One of our biggest policy challenges in sub-Saharan Africa is figuring out how to help stabilize fragile States and reduce violence. Over the past 20 years, we have learned a lot about what works and what does not. We know that it requires strategic vision, it takes adequate long-term funding, and it takes coordination across the U.S. Government. Mr. McCaul and I recently reintroduced the Global Fragility Act to promote this approach. Our bill would make sure relevant agencies are working closely together over the long term to address State fragility and to prevent violence and extremism in priority countries and regions around the world. This would be the top American goal in these countries, not a second or third tier objective." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tibor P. Nagy Jr., Ramsey Day, and Michele Lenihan.

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