Accession Number : ADA593989
Title : Do Crisis Response Operations Affect Political and Economic Stability?
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Heybey, Berta M ; Bush, Lisa C
Report Date : May 2003
Pagination or Media Count : 70
Abstract : Proponents of US military operations abroad often argue that maintaining visibility around the world helps promote global stability. In turn, stability provides an environment conducive to increased economic growth and development by encouraging trade and investment. However, whether or not military presence itself actually affects overall levels of political and economic stability is still an open question. We look at the following two questions: 1) Do different regions of the world react in different ways to military crisis response operations? 2) Do countries at different levels of economic development react in different ways to military crisis response operations? It is important to note that, in this study, we look only at crisis response operations, not at military presence. The term presence can incorporate many different types of military activities, from port visits to full-scale operations, depending on the particular definition applied. These varied definitions of presence further complicate attempts to understand the relationship between military actions and political and economic stability. In this paper, we focus only on the crisis response piece of the overseas presence issue.
Descriptors : *ECONOMIC IMPACT , *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , CASE STUDIES , KUWAIT , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , RISK , STABILITY
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Government and Political Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE