Accession Number:

ADA162450

Title:

Developing Cooperative Forces in the Third World. Report of a Rand Conference, March 14-15, 1985.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

329.0

Abstract:

The Rand conference on Cooperative Forces in the Third World was held on March 14-15, 1985, to assess the desirability, feasibility, and means of providing enhanced support for the development of cooperative forces in the Third World as an element of U.S. defense and foreign policy. This Note contains the invited papers prepared for the conference, and a digest of the conference discussion. Papers cover four broad areas 1 purposes and content of cooperative forces 2 lessons and limitations of Soviet experience relating to cooperative forces 3 programmatic and operational aspects of cooperative forces and 4 political and legal dimensions of cooperative forces. The digest summarizes agreements and disagreements reached in the conference discussion on the following subjects 1 The character and role of cooperative forces, and their relationship to national interests 2 advantages and disadvantages of a formal declaratory policy types, missions, and costs 3 potential cooperating states and political and legal aspects. Originator-supplied keywords Cooperation, Military assistance Military forces Foreign Foreign policy and Developing nations.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE