Opposition in Africa means the new command's headquarters will more likely be in US or Europe.
The USS Fort McHenry is traveling the coast – training soldiers and providing relief.
Readers write about Guantánamo Bay, the perception of Iran, citizen diplomats, and the peaceful function of the military.
Mr. Bush has been generally well-received so far on his five-country trip to Africa.
Readers write about Kosovo's independence, US security assistance in Africa, and the Army's currently limited size.
His week-long visit will focus on humanitarian improvements.
Besides its $515 billion request, the Defense Department wants another $70 billion to cover some of next year's war operations.