Accession Number : ADA589403


Title :   Shifting State Partnership Program Resources to the Asia-Pacific Region


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Dickerson, Jeffrey C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589403.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) has proven itself to be an efficient and economical program for developing partner capacity. The SPP includes a whole-of-government approach to engagement that includes state-level military, diplomatic, and economic engagement and partnership with the partnered country to develop its capacity and capabilities. The SPP's original focus was aiding the development of partner capacity in Central and Eastern Europe; facilitating several former Warsaw Pact member countries' entrance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and creating lasting partnerships across Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas. Unfortunately, SPP resources are heavily invested in relationships in theaters other than the Asia-Pacific, causing them to be misaligned with the required rebalance to the Asia-Pacific. As a component of the U.S. strategy to rebalance in the Asia-Pacific Region, the United States should allocate additional SPP resources to expand the SPP within U.S. Pacific Command.


Descriptors :   *ASIA , *COOPERATION , *EXPANSION , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *NATIONAL GUARD , *SECURITY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DIPLOMACY , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , MILITARY TRAINING , PACIFIC OCEAN , STABILITY


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE