Accession Number : ADA186696

Title :   Can the USAF's Security Assistance System Provide Third World Client's Needs?.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Schoegler, Thomas D

PDF Url : ADA186696

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The paper will examine Third World weapon sale trends to include superpower competition. Time will be spent looking at key differences and characteristics of the Soviet versus the U.S. security assistance programs in the Third World. Next, the paper will address the inherent impediments to technology transfer to underdeveloped countries. Included will be the cultural influences on implementing a sophisticated weapons system in the Third World. An attempt is made to quantify the infrastructure needs in the Third World, and how the Air Force can go about providing these needs. To this end, several conclusions will be offered about the USAF's organization that will have to meet the Third World infrastructure requirements.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, AIR FORCE, SECURITY, DEVELOPING NATIONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, SECURITY, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, DEVELOPING NATIONS, WEAPONS, BALANCE OF POWER, USSR, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE