Accession Number : ADA186849

Title :   Considerations in Establishing an Economic Community of West African States' Defense Pact.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Femi, J A

PDF Url : ADA186849

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : This paper seeks to analyze the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) objectives; achievements; the need for a subregional defence; external and internal threats; regional member states; problems; role of major powers at play--France and Nigeria; the military capabilities of member states; and the ECOWAS Defence Pact's provisions and defects. The paper then recommends a force structure if present arrangements are unacceptable, highlights the future prospects of the organization, and ends with a conclusion. Since the defence pact has not been ratified, it is deemed inoperable, and this paper aims to analyze the considerations for establishing the pact and attempts to convince member states of its implications and desirability.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *WEST AFRICA, COMMUNITIES, EXTERNAL, INTERNAL, NIGERIA, THREATS, NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE