The Clinton administration announced recently an initiative to create a 10,000-strong all-African military force to intervene in regional crises. Although the initiative has received tepid support in Congress, some African countries have taken a keen interest and started training soldiers for the international force.
• Caleb Rossiter, the director of Demilitarization for Democracy, a research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC.
• Sulayman Nyang, a professor in the Department of African Studies at Howard University in Washington, DC. He is also a board member of Demilitarization for Democracy.
• Peter Takirambudde, director of Human Rights Watch/Africa, a human rights group based in New York City.