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The Africa Center for Strategic Studies hosted 19 African military and civilian leaders for an informal briefing and networking event at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15, 2012. The leaders were on campus as participants in the Countering Narcotics and the Illicit Commons symposium being held jointly by the Department of Defense’s four regional academic centers.
ACSS Director Ambassador (ret.) William M. Bellamy welcomed the group as new members of the Center’s community, which strives to open dialogue between Africa’s security professionals to solve the continent’s most pressing issues.
“We hope when you complete the course you will use the tools we have given to you to stay in touch with each other and to stay in touch with us,” Bellamy told the group that also included ACSS expert faculty and staff.