Accession Number : ADA198176

Title :   American and Soviet Security Assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Effectiveness Appraisal.

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

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

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Michael L

PDF Url : ADA198176

Report Date : 03 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Using enhancement of global and regional objectives, procurement of military base rights, and benefits to the recipient state an effectiveness criteria, this thesis concludes that the security assistance program of the Soviet Union has been more effective in Sub-Saharan Africa than its american counterpart. After comparing the general character of American and Soviet security assistance efforts throughout the world, this analysis then identifies the global aspirations of each superpower. These findings provide the foundation for applying the effectiveness criteria. The states of Sub-Saharan Africa are then grouped into three regions. The Ensuing region by region examination yields conclusive regional assessments, as well as the overall effectiveness appraisal for American and Soviet security assistance programs in Sub-Saharan Africa noted above. Keywords: Foreign policy, Geopolitics, Geostrategy, Military aid. (kr)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, FOREIGN POLICY, GEOPOLITICS, MILITARY FACILITIES, PROCUREMENT, SECURITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, USSR, UNITED STATES, COMPARISON, SECURITY, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, USSR

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE