Accession Number : ADA300701

Title :   United States Security Assistance to Israel 1967-1979.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Newbold, Lance J.

PDF Url : ADA300701

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : U.S.-Israeli relations are unique and unmatched by American relations with any other foreign country. This relationship has been especially important in the area of security assistance, however, it was not until after the Six Day War in 1967, that the United States became the main supplier of arms to Israel. The examination of U.S. foreign policy and its security assistance implications towards Israel from the Six Day War in 1967 through the signing of the Camp David Accords in 1979 are the focus of this study. As a historical study, this research relies on the review of substantial amounts of literature, both primary and secondary sources. Finding multiple sources of information, comparing and contrasting the information, and noting themes is the primary method of analysis. Results of this study produced three factors that shaped U.S. foreign policy and security assistance towards Israel during the period. The first was the strategic factor of countering the influence of the Soviet Union in the region. The second factor was the desire of the United States to seek peace in the Middle East. The final factor was American involvement in Vietnam and scars of that involvement that influenced American policy after the war.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ISRAEL, MILITARY HISTORY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, NATIONAL SECURITY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DECISION MAKING, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, EGYPT, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THESES, THREAT EVALUATION, COLD WAR, ARMS CONTROL, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE