Accession Number : ADA257274


Title :   U.S. Military Engineering Assistance to Peru: Doing Things Right


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, Aug 1991-Jun 1992


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Duffy, Michael E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257274.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 237


Abstract : This thesis reviews US national security strategy (NSS) and US military engineering assistance (MEA) to Peru to see if MEA is employed consistent with NSS. It identifies and classifies US strategic interests in Peru. Finding US interests at stake, it addresses whether and how the US should use MEA programs to secure those interests as part of nation assistance or security assistance. The investigation draws several conclusions. First, the US has important, non-vital interests in Peru. Second, the US has used its military component of national power to advance those interests, but not efficiently. Third, the US Country Team is increasing MEA as part of an ,enlightened approach to Peru. Fourth, MEA planning, coordination and execution can be further improved. The recommended changes involve: engineer staffing in the Security Assistance Office (SAO); integrated military planning and execution with the Peru Country Team; improved planning and review within USSOUTHCOM; a national military strategy recognizing a military, non-lethal, conflict-deterrence role; and, strengthening mechanisms for comprehensive planning and prioritization. The changes can enhance MEA and military planning in Peru. The thesis provides a framework for reviewing US interests and MEA in Peru with changing conditions over time. Nation Assistance, Corps of Engineers, Drugs, Security Assistance, Engineer Battalions, Military Engineering, Peru, Cocaine, Andean.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *DRUGS , *PERU , *MILITARY PLANNING , *MILITARY ENGINEERING , MILITARY STRATEGY , STRATEGY , PLANNING , APPROACH , DETERRENCE , COCAINE , ENGINEERS , POWER , CONFLICT , SECURITY , NATIONAL SECURITY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE