Accession Number:

AD0730699

Title:

Communications in the Military Assistance Program (MAP),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

Telecommunications now play a larger role than before WWII both in war and in lesser conflicts, hence in US security affairs and foreign assistance. Military aid and training contribute to that role. Telecommunications promises to be a greater factor than before in national development. Since military agencies and personnel are important in civil administration in many less developed countries, US military assistance may play a role in furnishing telecommunications equipment and training. Telecommunications can affect national development in ways transcending functions as communications links for security, economic and administrative purposes. This study clarifies the extent and consequences of these potentialities on the basis of existing research and experience, as an aid to military planners and operators. It outlines factors and work procedures needed by military planners in policy formulation and project administration related to telecommunications assistance and contingency operations. It assesses the capabilities and probable best uses of major telecommunications media, including telephone and telegraph. It suggests courses of action to be considered by US government agencies in improving the utilization of telecommunications equipment and training for security and development purposes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE