Accession Number : ADA184878


Title :   Arms Transfers to the Irish Republican Army.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Schuetz, Laurence N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a184878.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 170


Abstract : This thesis describes the arms transfer relationships of a non-governmental organization, the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Open source information is used to develop models of munitions, financial and training relationships. These models are then explained in terms of (1) systemic influences, (2) supplier rationales, objectives and interests, and (3) recipient demand factors. Finally, the implications of these relationships are briefly addressed in the summary and conclusions. The closing section also includes suggestions for future research, based upon an assessment of (1) possible sources of detailed arms transfer data, and (2) methodological challenges. (Author)


Descriptors :   *INSURGENCY , *WEAPON DELIVERY , IRELAND , FINANCE , TRANSFER , TERRORISM , POLITICAL REVOLUTION , THESES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE