Accession Number : ADA138106

Title :   Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Reports Series. Soviet Assistance in the Horn of Africa: A Model for Potential United States Exploitation?

Descriptive Note : Research rept. 1982-1983,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Frost,J A ; Kahane,R A ; Mason,R A ; McNamara,B A ; Means,D F

PDF Url : ADA138106

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This study attempts to discern if Soviet involvement in the Third World follows a predictable, orderly plan. The methodology used was to examine Soviet involvement in Somalia and Ethiopia, two countries in which Moscow had or has a large political investment. Specifically, we have attempted to ascertain: (a) what conditions are necessary for the USSR to make a move and what the initial moves are likely to be, (b) reasons for Soviet actions, and (c) operating methods when the Soviets find themselves in positions of influence. Finally, suggestions are posited regarding how the United States might be more effective in countering the Soviet Union in the Third World.

Descriptors :   *Military assistance, Foreign aid, Ethiopia, Somalia, Warfare, International relations, Foreign policy, History

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE