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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Sub-Saharan Africa
Global defense spending has just gone over the $1 trillion mark -- half of it by the United States. Yet America's growing strategic interests in Africa -- 17 percent of U.S. oil imports, heading up to 21 percent and then 40 percent by 2020 -- are being shortchanged with a puny $52 million per annum, the equivalent of five hours of fighting in Iraq.