Accession Number:

ADA034179

Title:

The Use of Armed Forces as a Political Instrument.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Nov 74-31 Dec 76,

Corporate Author:

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

676.0

Abstract:

The study concludes that the demonstrative and discrete use of the armed forces for political objectives should not be an option which decision-makers turn to frequently, nor quickly, to secure political objectives abroad, except under very special circumstances. Over the longer term these uses of the armed forces were not an effective foreign policy instrument.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE