SOME CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ECONOMIC AND MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Where there are differences or conflicts between economic and military aid, they are often more complex than was, for instance, suggested by a question recently asked in a Congressional Hearing on foreign aid, as to whether guns or jobs are a surer route to stability in the underdeveloped areas. Three connections between economic and military aid as illustrative of this general point are explored. The first connection arises from the character of U. S. objectives in undertaking aid programs in underdeveloped countries. The second is concerned with the role of nonmilitary objectives and criteria in military aid decision-making and the third connection concerns the problem of incentives for recruiting topquality personnel to serve in both economic and military aid programs. The first and second are closely related points the third, clearly, is quite independent.