Has the war just got wider?

Last week I
spotted this General Dynamics advertisement posted on an online job site.
 

Programme Manager
required to lead a new programme providing a digitised communications system
for a North African Country.

This role involves supervision of platform installation design, platform
conversion and warehousing activities overseeing a team of engineers and
subcontractors developing a modern wired and wireless network with battle
management applications and system management techniques. You will plan, track
and report of project status to the Project Director as well as providing
credible and maintained schedules that support the overall programme plan.

To be considered for this excellent opportunity you should have proven project
management or engineering management experience with the ability to deliver on
time within budget. You should be a man-manager with commercial and
sub-contract management experience from a C4I background, specifically Land
Domain. Experience of working with non-western cultures and the ability to
speak Arabic would be highly advantageous.

Successful applicants will need to obtain NATO Secret security clearance prior
to appointment.

 

At the time, I
thought, would be nice to work in
Africa, then, hang on, why would anyone working in Africa need NATO clearance?.

 

Today, I saw this

President George W Bush has approved a Pentagon plan
for a command centre for
Africa to
oversee US military activities on the continent.

“This new command will
strengthen our security co-operation with
Africa,” President Bush said.

Mr Bush said he had asked
Defence Secretary Robert Gates to get the new command, known as Africom, up and
running by the end of September 2008.

Mr Gates revealed
the new plans as he addressed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the
defence spending President Bush proposed in his 2008 budget, submitted to
Congress on Monday.

 

BBC news

 

 

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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