Accession Number : ADA328653

Title :   Analysis of Transferring U.S. Navy Perry Class Frigates to Turkey and Issues Raised During the Process.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Cimenderoglu, Eser

PDF Url : ADA328653

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This thesis analyzes the process used to transfer U. S. Navy Perry class frigates to Turkey and issues raised during this transfer process. Up to the final step, this transfer was representative of most U.S. military equipment transfers. The relations between allied countries depend heavily on the mutual support they provide to each other. Strong relations create strong mutual support, or vice versa. Although the FMS/FML process is a very effective process for ship transfers, political issues must never be underestimated. As the Cold War came to an end, the mutual threat had changed, affecting alliances and rephrasing the causes of their existence. The effect of this change has caused more domestic oriented policies to predominate within a country's political system. Although this policy change didn't cause procedural changes in regulations and rules, the application of the decisions given and approved by the highest executive and legislative branch authorities are now more subjective and seem unpredictable. Long term and continuous repetition of this behavior could cause negative impact on alliance.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *NAVY, *FRIGATES, *TRANSFER, UNITED STATES, DECISION MAKING, THREATS, THESES, COLD WAR, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, TURKEY, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, GUIDED MISSILE SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE