Accession Number : ADA498672


Title :   Military Medical Research in Support of National Instruments of Power


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Jimenez, Daniel H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a498672.pdf


Report Date : 26 Mar 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : At the dawn of this new millennium, there are few threats more menacing to mankind than the global Human ImmunoDeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic. The current national security strategy and national military strategy acknowledge the threat posed by infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and the potential adverse effects pandemic diseases have to vital U.S. interests. This strategy research project examines how military medical research serves as a soft power asset and reveals how military medical research strengthens the nation's diplomatic, informational, military, and economic instruments of national power. Improving the health of people in other countries makes both strategic and moral sense and could become an integral part of future U.S. foreign policy. Beyond enhancing security, prosperity, and democracy, a vigorous international health policy, actively supported by a robust program of military medical research, will enhance U.S. global leadership. Giving higher priority to global health in foreign policy is good for the United States and good for the world.


Descriptors :   *MEDICAL RESEARCH , *ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME , *HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES , *NATIONAL SECURITY , POLICIES , STRATEGY , LEADERSHIP , ECONOMICS , HEALTH , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , DEFICIENCIES , MILITARY MEDICINE , MILITARY RESEARCH , INSTRUMENTATION , POWER , INTERNATIONAL , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , IMMUNITY , DEMOCRACY , UNITED STATES , MILITARY STRATEGY , TWILIGHT , FOREIGN POLICY , GLOBAL


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE