Accession Number : ADA309110

Title :   Security Assistance: Supporting National Strategy Through Strengthening Our Allies.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Stephen D.

PDF Url : ADA309110

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Security Assistance is an essential element of U.S. Foreign Policy and is a vital component of the United States National Security Strategy and National Military Strategy. Since the end of World War II and the subsequent emergence of the United States as the world's remaining super power, our nation has assumed a leading role in promoting peace. However, this role as the world's policeman is extremely costly in terms of personnel and dollars. Since the end of Desert Storm, U.S. military services have been reduced by nearly forty percent. Our overseas presence has been reduced by fifty percent and will be further reduced. This reduced power projection force, coupled with the current two major regional conflict (2MRC) strategy, means that we cannot fight alone. Security Assistance programs provide the combat multiplier needed to insure success in the next war.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *UNITED STATES, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, GLOBAL, IRAQ, KUWAIT, MILITARY STRATEGY, REDUCTION, CONFLICT, POWER, AREA SECURITY, OVERSEAS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE