Accession Number : ADA183929

Title :   U.S. FMS (Foreign Military Sales) and ROK (Republic of Korea) Economic Acquisition of Weapon Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Lee,Seung J

PDF Url : ADA183929

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : Since the Korean war, the military balance on the peninsula has continually favored North Korea. The North continues to pose an imminent danger to the peace and stability of the South. North Korea's recent swing toward the Soviet Union and the transfer of new technology further increases the threat. The importance of the peninsula to the East-Asia regional security has been emphasized. In FY 86, the U.S. Congress did not appropriate Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds for the Republic of Korea. This has resulted in increased defense expenditures that force the Republic of Korea to find a more efficient means of acquisition of arms. Instead of a high-level political solution to the problem, negotiation and price analysis are found as the most important areas at the operational level to be improved in the ROK's FMS procurement. It is concluded that good price analysis and skilled negotiation will insure adequate requirement definition and efficiency in ROK procurements. (Theses).

Descriptors :   *SOUTH KOREA, *FOREIGN AID, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, ACQUISITION, COMMERCE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), BALANCE OF POWER, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, NORTH KOREA, USSR, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, ECONOMICS, COSTS, EFFICIENCY, THESES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL)

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE