Washington Babylon — March 4, 2010, 12:12 pm

A Powerpoint Guide for Dictators

I noted here recently that two former Pentagon officials had pitched their services to the government of Guinea, which is accused of the massacre of over 100 civilians last September. The pitch from the two ex-officials — David Crane and Alan White, key figures in the 2003 indictment of former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor — included a Powerpoint presentation on “how to convert a repressive military force into a defender of the people that obeys the laws of armed conflict.”

The Foreign Policy story about the proposal (viewable at the link above) is titled “The Ultimate Idiot’s Guide to Being an African Junta.” Check out the Powerpoint and see why.

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