“if told there was an outside threat, real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence... individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of well being granted them by their world government."
Henry Kissinger, May 21, 1992.
Securing 'post-WW2 world order' / US global domination, requires preventing socialist revolutions (aka "counterterrorism"} and crushing or coopting China-Russia-led capitalist rivals
“Next Front? Evolving US-African Strategic Relations in the ‘War on Terrorism’ and Beyond”
2007 J. Peter Pham, Comparative Strategy 26, no. 1
AFRICA: New Obama Doctrine
Under President Obama, operations on the continent have accelerated far beyond the more limited interventions of the Bush years. Last year's war in Libya; a regional drone campaign with missions run out of airports and bases in Djibouti, Ethiopia, and the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of Seychelles; a flotilla of 30 ships in that ocean supporting regional operations; a multi-pronged military and CIA campaign against militants in Somalia, including intelligence operations, training for Somali agents, secret prisons, helicopter attacks, and U.S. commando raids; a massive influx of cash for counterterrorism operations across East Africa; a possible old-fashioned air war, carried out on the sly in the region using manned aircraft; tens of millions of dollars in arms for allied mercenaries and African troops; and a special ops expeditionary force (bolstered by State Department experts)... operating in Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic (where U.S. Special Forces have a new base) only begins to scratch the surface of fast-expanding U.S. plans and activities in the region.