“Playing the away game”: AFRICOM in the Sahara-Sahel

  title={“Playing the away game”: AFRICOM in the Sahara-Sahel},
  author={Casey McNeill},
  journal={Political Geography},
Abstract This article presents evidence to revise hypotheses of how biopolitical strategies are deployed in contemporary global security regimes, and with what effects. It is based on research into the US military's Africa Command (AFRICOM). Elaborating on two concepts that Michel Foucault hypothesized in his Security, Territory, Population lectures –the “people” and the “milieu” –I argue that AFRICOM's strategy is informed by biopolitical rationalities, but that this does not necessarily… Expand