Accession Number : ADA198089

Title :   The Role of Veterinary Medical Civic Action in the Low Intensity Conflict Environment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Aug 87-Jun 88,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Ragland, Danny R

PDF Url : ADA198089

Report Date : 03 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This study examines the use of veterinary medical civic action as a means to achieve internal defense and development objectives in the low-intensity conflict environment. It considers veterinary programs as an alternative available to Third World countries in areas where agriculture and livestock production are major social and economic considerations. A comparative analysis of veterinary civic action projects in Vietnam and more recently in Latin America is conducted. Lessons learned are compared to determine the effectiveness of veterinary programs from animal health and human health improvement standpoints, as well as from a host nation stability standpoint. Additionally, a survey of veterinary professionals provides contemporary views on the employment of U.S. Army veterinary assets in Foreign Internal Defense Programs. Among the many conclusions that can be drawn from this investigation are: many of the mistakes made in Vietnam are being made today in Latin America, such as assignment of U.S. military personnel without training in civil affairs concepts, language, or host nation orientation, emphasis on training host nation personnel is secondary to training of U.S. personnel; projects are isolated, short-term in nature, and are not integrated into an internal development strategy involving the host nation government as the primary actor. Keywords: Civil defense, Veterinary medicine. (KT)

Descriptors :   *DEFENSE PLANNING, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *VETERINARY MEDICINE, AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS, CIVIC ACTION, CIVIL AFFAIRS, CIVIL DEFENSE, CONFLICT, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DEVELOPING NATIONS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, ENVIRONMENTS, FOREIGN, HEALTH, HUMANS, INTERNAL, LATIN AMERICA, LIMITED WARFARE, LIVESTOCK, LOW INTENSITY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NATIONS, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), PERSONNEL, PRODUCTION, STABILITY, STRATEGY, TRAINING, VIETNAM

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE