Accession Number : ADA326975

Title :   Georgia to Georgia: A Case for the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Webb, Charles R.

PDF Url : ADA326975

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The United States of America is guided by a National Security Strategy of engagement and enlargement. Like never before, it embraces a historic but fleeting opportunity to assist in the expansion of democracy abroad. The former Soviet Republic of Georgia in the Transcaucasus is a newly independent nation that is asking for U.S. help. This includes requests for military assistance. To assist Georgia in conventional ways could further extend and stress U.S. military resources. It could also create diplomatic problems with Russia. Such a situation requires skillful strategic art. This paper investigates the issues involved and examines the National Guard State Partnership Program as an effective element that the U.S. military can use to assist Georgia in building a democracy. In addition to an extensive literature review, the research findings are the results of interviews conducted in Tbilisi by the author.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *COOPERATION, *GEORGIA(REPUBLIC), UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, GEORGIA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE