Accession Number : ADA285631

Title :   The Economic Dimensions of National Security.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Neu, C. R. ; Wolf, Charles, Jr

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The end of the Cold War and the associated dramatic changes in the geopolitical environment have led many observers to conclude that much of our past thinking about U.S. national security interests and policies is now outmoded and that a fundamental rethinking of these interests and policies is required. In particular, the notion is becoming widespread that economic factors and concerns will play a more prominent role in defining and pursuing U.S. national security objectives. The authors' aim in convening the conference was to advance understanding of the emerging 'economic dimensions' of U.S. national security policymaking. The aim of this report is the same. It is meant as a contribution to the task of defining a useful frame of reference for what will undoubtedly be a continuing discussion of the relation between economics and national security. Although it is not intended as a summary of conference proceedings, this report draws heavily on the ideas and hypotheses put forward during the conference. In accordance with the ground rules established at the conference, the authors have not attributed any of the ideas noted in this report to particular conference participants. They have tried to retain the exploratory and speculative tone of the conference discussions.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *ECONOMICS, *GEOPOLITICS, *INTELLIGENCE, ECONOMIC IMPACT, THREAT EVALUATION, THREATS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FOREIGN POLICY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), INDUSTRIES, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, COMPETITION, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, ESPIONAGE, ARMS CONTROL, REPORTS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence
      Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE