Accession Number : ADA282358

Title :   Department of Defense Assistance to the Former Soviet Republics; Potential Applications of Existing Army Capabilities.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Hinckley, Steedman

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This report explores potential applications of existing U.S. Army nation assistance capabilities in 12 former Soviet republics. It assesses the costs and benefits of missions that would press the Army further into the service of the U.S. aid effort in the region, beyond the scope of current Defense Department (DoD) involvement. The study looks at Army roles that would replicate or build on current Army and DoD foreign assistance programs, with emphasis on so-called dual-purpose aid actions that would serve both Army and host-nation interests. The research helps connect a renewed Army focus on noncombat missions with U.S. national objectives in the former Soviet Union. It should be of interest to Army and DoD audiences concerned with nation assistance, force planning and training issues, and Slavic/Eurasian affairs. It also should be of interest to policymakers and analysts concerned with U.S. assistance to the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, USSR, FOREIGN AID, COST ANALYSIS, PEACETIME, FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE