Accession Number : ADA135594

Title :   United States Security Assistence to Israel.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Madden,P J ; Woods,P D

PDF Url : ADA135594

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : Security assistance, an outward sign of the long-standing special relationship between the U.S. and Israel, is examined in light of the impact of defense spending on the Israeli economy. The threat to Israel's security is traced from its founding through the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, a political and economic turning point, at which time defense spending increased abruptly. Since 1973, disproportionate amounts of resources relative to its economy have been allocated to expanding and modernizing the Israeli Defense Forces, resulting in an increased financial dependence on the U.S. Security assistance to Israel in the form of Foreign Military Sales credits, Economic Support Funds, and Peacekeeping Operations is outlined as it evolved in four distinct phases over the 35 years since Israel's independence. Substantial portions of the assistance have been extended on a nonreimbursable basis. Possible repayment problems are described in relation to Israel's external debt and future military requirements. Finally, the special relationship between the U.S. and Israel is examined in such areas as U.S. commitment, special privileges granted to Israel, political leverage, and U.S relations with Arab states. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Foreign aid, *Military assistance, *National security, *Israel, *International relations, United States Government, Economics, Commerce, Military requirements, Finance, Foreign policy, Balance of power, Western security(International), Logistics support, Theses

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE