Accession Number : ADA326459

Title :   Security Assistance; A Time For Reevaluation.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ransick, James C.

PDF Url : ADA326459

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Security Assistance programs, key elements of both the National Security Strategy and National Military Strategy, are means by which the nation and regional combatant commanders exercise influence. Today these tools are losing their effectiveness as foreign policy instruments. This study examines the largest program country cases, those of Egypt and Israel. It reviews the need for and effectiveness of these programs, while noting their high cost. This analysis then addresses the program support supplied the twelve New Independent State (NIS) nations. Analysis confirms U.S. support is insufficient to achieve the goals outlined by the President of the United States, and written in U.S. national strategies. This study concludes by recommending ways to improve the productivity of the overall program to the Secretary of Defense.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, FOREIGN POLICY, ISRAEL, DECISION MAKING, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, EGYPT, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE