Accession Number : ADA365714


Title :   An Analysis of Civic Action in Selected Underdeveloped Countries.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, Aug 63-May 64,


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


Personal Author(s) : Mills, Neil B.


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a365714.pdf


Report Date : 18 MAY 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 200


Abstract : Military policy contributes to foreign policy in emerging nations through the activities of Military Assistance Advisory Groups (MAAGs) and Military Missions. These U.S. advisory groups are able to support both the welfare and independence of underdeveloped countries through the concept of civic action. Civic action involves the use of military forces on projects that will raise socio-economic standards. Suitable projects are improvements in education, training, public works, agriculture, communications, health, sanitation, and public administration. The purpose is twofold; to raise the standard of living, and to improve the relationship between the participating military forces and the indigenous population. Five case studies are examined, in the Philippines, Malaya, Laos, Korea, and Vietnam. Ten guidelines are developed for the use of officers assigned to MAAGs or Missions.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *SOCIAL WELFARE , *CIVIC ACTION , MILITARY OPERATIONS , THESES , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , SOCIOLOGY , LIVING STANDARDS , INDIGENOUS POPULATION , SANITATION.


Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
      SOCIOLOGY AND LAW


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE