International Order & Conflict
Policy Paper

US Support to African Capacity for Peace Operations: The ACOTA Program

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Since 2002, the United States has provided training support to African militaries through the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance Program (ACOTA) program. This program has helped sub-Saharan African countries develop and sustain a deployable capacity for peace operations, within Africa and other conflict zones. This short paper summarizes the ACOTA program, its history, and how it has tried to fill gaps in existing African peacekeeping capacity.

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