Accession Number : ADA194394

Title :   Implications of US Security Assistance to NATO's Southern Region.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Yankee, Marlon W

PDF Url : ADA194394

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Security assistance helps friends and allies who need assistance to maintain a credible defense posture. Security assistance to NATO's Southern Region (Turkey, Greece, Portugal, and Spain) helps them maintain a credible self-defense, increases their contribution to NATO defense, and gives the US access to important air, naval, intelligence, and communication facilities. Despite its importance to NATO's Southern Region, the US Congress continues to reduce security assistance funding. This study examines the importance of security assistance to the Southern Region and Congress' reasons for reductions. The study concludes that the austere US budget is one reason, but lack of understanding of security assistance's importance and misconceptions about the overall program may also contribute to Congress' decision. Adequate US security assistance to the Southern Region may be vital to US security interests. Keywords: Federal budget; United States Congress; Military resistance.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, FEDERAL BUDGETS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, CONGRESS, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FACILITIES, GREECE, NATO, PORTUGAL, POSTURE(GENERAL), REGIONS, RESISTANCE, SECURITY, SOUTH(DIRECTION), SPAIN, TURKEY, UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE