The cold war has focused the attention of United States and world leaders on the strategic position, vast mineral wealth, and newly acquired political power of Africa. Recent events in the Congo, Ghana, and Guinea have forced Americans to reflect on the advantages of a friendly Africa or even a neutral Africa as contrasted with a communist-oriented Africa.
McNaught, David R.
"Tropical Africa: Problem Child of the 60's,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 15
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol15/iss7/2