Want to be published? Africa Defense Forum, or ADF, is a professional military magazine that serves as an international forum for military and security specialists of Africa. The magazine is published quarterly by U.S. Africa Command and covers topics such as counterterrorism strategies, security and defense operations, transnational crime, and issues affecting peace, stability, good governance and prosperity. The forum allows for an in-depth discussion and exchange of ideas. We want to hear from people in our African partner nations who understand the interests and challenges on the continent. Submit an article for publication in ADF and let your voice be heard.

Author guidelines  for ADF submission:


  • Articles approximately 1,500 words in length 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 one of the following addresses:

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

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