Protecting “the free flow of natural resources from Africa to the global market” is one of AFRICOM’s “guiding principles”… “Oil disruption,” “terrorism,” and the “growing influence” of China are the major “challenges” to U.S. interests in Africa.
—  US Vice Admiral Robert T Moeller, AFRICOM conference held at Fort McNair, Washington DC, USA (February 18, 2008).

Currently obsessed with the fic Something Wild Calls You Home by  @resinonao3 so I was compelled to draw a scene from chapter 5. Everyone go check it out! Snow leopard Bucky is the absolute best!


As he makes his way towards Fort McNair he sneaks a few looks over at his sullen passenger. He doesn’t mean to stare, but he can’t help himself and it’s safer than pinching himself to check if he’s dreaming while he needs to pay attention to driving. Bucky doesn’t look back at him, but he seems to be more relaxed now that he’s free of the muzzle. Steve even catches how he seems to be watching DC roll by out the passenger side window. Definitely an improvement.