Accession Number:

ADA089125

Title:

The Effectiveness of Soviet Arms Aid: Diplomacy in the Third World.

Descriptive Note:

Strategic issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This memorandum considers the utility of military aid and sales as a primary foreign policy instrument for maintaining and expanding Soviet influence in the Third World. In addition to assessing the overall program, the author discusses its components equipment, technical assistance, training and military advisers. He asserts that military aid has more immediate impact and creates a greater dependence on the Soviet Union by recipient countries than other forms of assistance. He concludes that Moscow is relying especially on its economic and military aid programs to make at least some of the more important developing countries materially dependent and politically tractable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE