Golden Spear Task Force Meeting and Initial Planning Conference

  • March 15, 2005
  • Mr Scott T Forster

The US Central Command (USCENTCOM) hosted the Golden Spear Task Force Meeting and Initial Planning Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14-17 February 2005. Delegates were present from Kenya, Burundi, Egypt, Seychelles, Ethiopia, and Uganda while U.S. participation included USCENTCOM, United States European Command (USEUCOM), National Defense University (NDU), African Centre for Startegic Studies (ACSS), and the U.S. Army War College. The primary objectives for the conference included establishing the Golden Spear Task Force, determining the location for the Regional Support Center, proposing a Regional Disaster Management Coordination Mechanism, and Planning the way ahead for future Golden Spear Meetings.