Accession Number : ADA308511

Title :   Security Assistance: Who Decides How Much?

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Scott, Julius G., Jr

PDF Url : ADA308511

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Security Assistance is a vital element of U.S. foreign and defense policies, and an essential complement to the overall U.S. security effort. Therefore, every dollar invested in the program should be in direct support of the National Security and Defense strategies. Security Assistance funding should be requirements based and prioritized according to interests identified in those strategies. This paper uses the Economic Support Fund and Foreign Military Financing programs as they have applied to Egypt and Israel since the Camp David Accord of 1979 to show that this is not necessarily the way funding decisions are made. It lays out the reasons and provides examples of why the author feels the program is not always operating as intended and offers recommendations on how it can be improved.

Descriptors :   *ISRAEL, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *DECISION MAKING, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *EGYPT, *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), *FOREIGN AID, FOREIGN POLICY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE