Accession Number : ADA264879


Title :   Arms Cooperation: U.S. Security and Economic Imperatives in a New World Order


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Parker, Michael W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264879.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : This paper examines policy and directives regarding standardization through arms cooperation to determine if they support US national interests. Security, economic, and industrial interests are incrementally explored to help answer this question using the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a mature alliance, as a basis for analysis. The author reviews arms cooperation from a historical perspective and describes the means by which arms cooperation is accomplished. Policies, positions, perspectives and lines of authority are reviewed in light of the emerging new world order. National interests are incrementally analyzed in the areas of national security, economics interests, and the impact on industry. The author concludes with detailed findings and recommendations which cumulatively propose that arms cooperation policies should continue to be pursued which open defense markets, avoid protectionist positions, and support a collective security strategy. Policies must be clearly articulated, avoid conflicting lines of authority, safeguard competition and technological advantage, and provide for a responsive industrial base. The author calls for rhetoric in this critical area be translated into real leadership.


Descriptors :   *STANDARDIZATION , NATIONAL SECURITY , NATIONAL DEFENSE , ECONOMICS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE