Accession Number : ADA313256

Title :   Security Assistance Support: Providing for the National Security or a Cause of Instability. Are we at the Crossroads of Change?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Weeden, John J.

PDF Url : ADA313256

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : In a statement before Congress, General Colin Powell spoke about the United States' interests in security assistance policy. His philosophy regarding collective security and international stability was oriented to those countries the United States considers friendly: "Dollars invested to help friends and allies build indigenous military capabilities and to gain their confidence bring tremendous returns in helping the U.S. to meet its regional objectives. He expressed concern, however, for potential problems arising from one country's engagement in policies directed toward another country's need to protect itself from its enemies. It was his opinion that the large diversity of causes of instability would result in greater demands on the United States to provide friendly countries with support to assist them in defending against their regional enemies. He contended that some countries 'will be undemocratic; and many will be threatened by internal unrest, terrorism, drug runners, or guerrillas. As a result, they will be natural candidates for many forms of security assistance.'

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *FOREIGN AID, *LIMITED WARFARE, STABILITY, CONGRESS, UNITED STATES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, EXPORTS, ECONOMICS, THREATS, ARMS CONTROL, ENEMY, MILITARY TRAINING, INTERVENTION, TERRORISM, DETERRENCE, FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, GUERRILLA WARFARE, INDIGENOUS POPULATION, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence
      Unconventional Warfare

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