United States Military Aid and Recipient Nation Defense Expenditures: A Quantitative Analysis.
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This dissertation explores the impact of United States military aid upon the defense expenditures of the recipient nations. A review of the literature concerning post-World War II military assistance efforts of the United States reveals that many scholars contend that military aid has a positive effect upon recipient nation defense spending. This positive effect can be attributed either to a direct linkage between military aid and defense expenditures or to an indirect linkage involving the nature of the regime of the recipient nation. In this latter case, military aid is seen as creating or strengthening military regimes within the recipient nation. In this latter case, military aid is seen as creating or strengthening military regimes within the recipient nations. In turn, these regimes, by their inherent nature, tend to increase defense spending.
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