NEWPORT, R.I. - U.S. Naval War College (NWC) professor Larry McCabe finished presenting a three-day series of lectures to senior officers of the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) in Gaborone today.
McCabe’s presentations were part of an 18-month course on strategic studies and operational planning at the recently established BDF Senior Defense College. The visit was coordinated with U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Embassy, Gaborone to provide military leaders an understanding of the global perspective in strategic planning and the need to use national, regional and global scenarios to support the BDF force planning process.
“The Naval War College lectures are critical to helping us open the eyes of our students to the larger, international security environment and the importance of strategic thinking,” said BDF Col. Anthony Dikeledi who is the deputy commander of the college. “At first the students are a little scared. But then they see how it can be used to their advantage.”
NWC provides support to the theater security cooperation programs of geographic combatant commanders and maritime component commanders around the world. In Africa, In addition to Botswana, NWC faculty supports African professional military education institutions and security organizations in Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Namibia, and South Africa in addition to Botswana.
From Naval War College Public Affairs
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