Accession Number:

AD0611636

Title:

DEFENSE AND DEVELOPMENT IN LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A method is described for examining the question of how military assistance programs in less-developed countries, and their defense forces and budgets, can be modified so as to yield about equivalent military effectiveness, and yet generate improved economic and political side-effects. Research concerned with applying this method to case studies in Viet-Nam and Iran is summarized. The research suggests ways in which program improvements with enhanced side-effects may be made. Qualifications are warranted because of the uncertainties connected with the game-simulation technique for estimating military effectiveness, and the method of judging political sideeffects, used in the study. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE