West Africa envisages an ambitious collective-security mechanism for the subregion. However, the West African subregion may not yet have the political, military, or economic means to accomplish its strategic objectives. It will have great difficulty achieving them without increased assistance— properly coordinated and synchronized—from the United States, other states, and private institutions.
"“Security Is Like Oxygen”,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 54
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol54/iss3/5