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Understand the interests and challenges on the continent and want to be published? Submit an article for publication in ADF and let your voice be heard. ADF serves as an international forum for military and security specialists in Africa and encourages in-depth discussion and an exchange of ideas. Published quarterly, the magazine covers topics such as counter terrorism strategies, security and defense operations, transnational crime, and issues affecting peace, stability, good governance and prosperity.

Author guidelines for ADF submission:


  • Articles approximately 1,500 words are preferred.
  • Articles may be edited for style and space, but ADF will collaborate with the author on final changes.
  • Include a short biography of yourself with contact information.
  • If possible, include a high-resolution photograph of yourself and images related to your article with captions and photo credit information.


Send all story ideas, content and queries to ADF Editorial Staff at Or mail to the following address:

Headquarters, U.S. Africa Command. ATTN: J3/Africa Defense Forum Staff. Unit 29951. APO AE 09751 USA